Help us bring vaqueros from Baja California Sur, Mexico, to the 31st National Cowboy Poetry Gathering! Your contribution will help deepen understanding between advocates of ranching and rural life on both sides of the border. Donate Now. The American cowboy and the Baja California vaquero share common roots which will be explored throughout the week of the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and in our Wiegand Gallery exhibition. Read more.