Cowboy and Indian two-sided teapot modeled by Anthony Cartlidge and produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, in a 2002 limited edition of 1,500. A cowboy tends cattle and horses on cattle ranches, a ranch hand in charge of the horses and cattle. In addition to ranch work, some cowboys work and participate in rodeos, and many cowboys work only in the rodeo. This cowboy is the stereotypical rough character from America's Wild West who was particularly valuable during the great roundups and cattle drives to market. His encounters with the Indian often produced dire consequences for one or the other. American Indians are the indigenous peoples within the territory that is now encompassed by the continental United States, Canada and parts of Alaska. Now commonly call Native Americans, they include a large number of distinct tribes, states, and ethnic groups, many of which are still enduring as political communities. Their arch enemies during the opening of the American West were the cowboys, who plundered and crowded them out of their lands. A cactus forms both the handle and spout of the teapot.