HORSEMEN OF THE AMERICAS
TINKER COLLECTION

One of the most significant collections of cowboy gear in the United States

The Edward L Tinker Collection consists of equipment made and used by the cowboys of North and South America. Tinker, a New York lawyer who traveled widely in Mexico and South America, assembled the collection in order to illustrate openrange ranching on both continents. He gave it to the University of Texas at Austin in hopes that it would, he wrote, “fire the imaginations of succeeding generations to learn more about their neighbors to the south and thus, destroy that foolish feeling of foreignness know as xenophobia.” The collection is on long-term loan from the University of Texas at Austin to Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum. There are approximately 975 objects in the “Horsemen of the Americas - Tinker Collection.”

HORSEMEN OF THE AMERICAS TINKER COLLECTION

The Edward L Tinker Collection consists of equipment made and used by the cowboys of North and South America. Tinker, a New York lawyer who traveled widely in Mexico and South America, assembled the collection in order to illustrate openrange ranching on both continents. He gave it to the University of Texas at Austin in hopes that it would, he wrote, “fire the imaginations of succeeding generations to learn more about their neighbors to the south and thus, destroy that foolish feeling of foreignness know as xenophobia.” The collection is on long-term loan from the University of Texas at Austin to Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum. There are approximately 975 objects in the “Horsemen of the Americas - Tinker Collection.”

One of the most significant collections of cowboy gear in the United States