The values held: bravery, honor and freedom
The gaucho is somehow the cowboy of Argentina, but also of Uruguay and south of Brazil. He is the one who takes care of cattle on the endless Pampa fields. He has given birth to a whole culture of traditions, rituals, dress style, gastronomy, etc.
The gaucho appears in the times of the Spaniards colonization. Either Spaniard or Spaniard and native –mix raced- born, the gaucho works on his own means hunting wild cattle to sell the skin and fighting against the native people who resist the conquest. With the appearance of the great estancias the gaucho started to care for cattle, perform slaughters, and prepare skins as well as to carry out horse taming.