Cheyenne Frontier Days, also commonly known as "The Daddy of 'em All", is rich with tradition, extending all the way back to its inception in 1897. The event draws over 200,000 people for ten days of food, culture, rides, music, and of course, rodeo.
It's always exciting to immerse yourself in the unfamiliar, even when it's in our midwestern backyard. I met some incredible people who are very passionate about their sport and its heritage. I came back from the trip with not only some new vocabulary (such as "buckle bunny" and "bulldogger") but a gained appreciation for those who grab life by the horns.