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Western Word of the Week - Night Hawk - #WesternWordoftheWeek


Welcome to our Weekly Western Word of the Day...

Night Hawk - a rider who watches the horse herd (called a remuda) during the night

Also called a "night wrangler".

The wranglers who watched the cow herd during the night were called the "night guard". They usually worked in 2-4 hour shifts, singing to the cows to keep them calm.

The Cowboy Encyclopedia by Richard W Slatta; ISBN#0-87436-738-7

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