Lucky Luke draws his revolver faster than his own shadow and always rides into the sunset. Zorro is known for his grand entrances and striking sword skills. Sven-Erik Johanson is a clever and cunning builder. Who is your favorite Wild West character?
Take the train to Old Mexico and taste the tacos, enchiladas and burritos. Ay, caramba, so good! Not quite what cowboys had eaten; on their plates were beef, pork, beans and corn bread. In the saloon, he always bought a drink for the man next to him. The Indians, on the other hand, did not have the same good manners with their war paint and loud warrior cries. They often frightened fur trappers who had to flee head over heels.
There was a lot of friction, arguments and brawls in the Wild West and it was up to the sheriff to keep the peace. He investigated crimes and decided who sat behind bars. The Sheriff’s biggest worries were bandits, scoundrels and the lawless, perhaps the Wild West’s most fascinating characters.
Hold on to your life, the Indians are on the warpath!
With their high-pitched war cries, painted faces and horses, it’s not difficult to recognize an Indian on the warpath. During their time the Indians were extremely skilled hunters, gatherers, warriors and farmers. They moved around following the seasons and the migration of wild animals. They lived in tipis made of animal skins and put fear into the hearts of their enemies with their high-pitched war cries and war painted faces. Success on the battlefield was measured by the number of eagle feathers they wore – each feather representing an enemy’s scalp. But don’t worry, the Indians of High Chaparral are peaceful and come from the Cree and Ojibwe tribes of Canada.
Do you want to experience the magic of Indian culture? Don’t miss our Indian Show.
Cowboys don’t talk much, always buy a drink for the man next to him at the bar and always act a gentleman. Who said it was easy being a cowboy. Cowboys, always dressed in hats, bandanas, boots and holsters, were the ones who drove cattle across the American plains, put civility on the map and kept cattle thieves at bay with lassos and six-shooters.
Over the years, countless stories and legends have been created around these legendary icons of the Wild West and at High Chaparral you’ll see cowboys and cowgirls all over the place. If you want to be sure to see them in action though, don’t miss our Western Show
Sven-Erik the settler
Sven-Erik and Ester Johanson are clever and helpful settlers who migrated early from Sweden to the small town of High Chaparral. Listen to them tell about their journey to America and help them build their house in the new country.
In Old Mexico you meet legendary Zorro, also known as the “people’s avenger”. The city is governed with an iron fist by Captain Montecero. The residents’ only help is Zorro who always manages to foil Montecero plans. Now Montecero is fed up with all the talk of Zorro and his grand entrances, his striking sword skills and the constant taunting of his soldiers. For these reasons Montecero has hired Mexico’s most notorious bounty hunter, the Dynamite-bandit Carlos, to capture Zorro.
Lucky Luke is High Chaparral’s patron. He is best known for his ability to draw his revolver faster than his own shadow. Lucky Luke is busy keeping his arch enemies, the Dalton Brothers, under control. Joe, William, Jack and Averell Dalton are neither particularly smart nor successful but they still manage to cause trouble every day. True to his heroic nature, Lucky Luke always manages to put them behind bars and ride off into the sunset.