The gaucho el gaucho martin fierro pdf a national symbol in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Gauchos became greatly admired and renowned in legends, folklore and literature and became an important part of their regional cultural tradition.
Beginning late in the 19th century, after the heyday of the gauchos, they were celebrated by South American writers. In Argentina and Uruguay today a gaucho is, according to the same source, simply “A country person, experienced in traditional livestock farming”. One who is skilful in subtle tricks, crafty”. State of Rio Grande do Sul. There are several hypotheses concerning the origin of the term. Gauderios” when it mentions the Gauchos or “Huasos” as poorly dressed men.
An essential attribute of a gaucho was that he was a skilled horseman. He has taken his first lessons in riding before he is well able to walk”. Without a horse the gaucho felt himself unmanned. He described meeting a blind gaucho who was obliged to beg for his food yet behaved with dignity and went about on horseback.