Thousands of miles west of mainland United States you'll find the legendary paniolo - the cowboys of Hawaii. What began with a gift of a few cows and a bull to the King in the 1700s has grown into a ranch community that's passed down their hunting, cowboying, and fishing styles for generations.

Hawaii has a rich history of cowboy culture, played to the tune of a slack key guitar. No one embodies this culture more than Leabert Lindsey, a fifth-generation Hawaiian cowboy, or "paniolo." Dating back to the arrival of Spanish cowboys in the 1800s, the soothing, sweet sounds of a slack key guitar embody the heritage and everyday life of Hawaii's hardworking herdsmen.

We're happy to bring back our "Where You Live" segment, featuring the people and places that make Hawaii so unique. Tonight we're heading to a small town halfway between Kailua-Kona and Hilo, and at high elevation.

Silent color film clip of Paniolo cowboys, possibly at the Parker Ranch on Hawaii's Big Island, working with sheep and herding cattle into the ocean then hoisting them onto a boat for transport. This clip is part of a longer amateur travel film shot by Charles Boys, a medical doctor, on a trip to Hawaii, circa 1937.

The Paniolo Preservation Society of Hawaii assisted the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in the creation of a new exhibit on the Hawaiian cowboy - the Paniolo. The exhibit is housed within the American Cowboy Gallery, with completion scheduled for summer 2012.

Dolly Parton with Melveen Leed singing “Paniolo Country” episode 16 part 5. From Dolly, a TV variety show that ran from 1987-88 on ABC.

Crafting saddles for Hawaiian cowboys as told by Dr. Billy Bergin.

Learn about Ikua Purdy famous Hawaiian paniolo and member of the National Rodeo Hall of Fame. In 1908 Purdy shocked American cowboys when he won first place in the World’s Steer Roping Championships.