"They could hear the whipcrack and cry of the arrieros"
Arrieros depicted in an 1836 lithograph
Public DomainArrieros depicted in an 1836 lithograph - Credit: Carl Nebel

Arriero is a Spanish term for a muleteer or wrangler.

Arrieros work in the transportation of merchandise or luggage with the help of pack animals. The profession emerged in South and Central America during the 18th century and continues to the present time in areas where the absence of good roads prohibits the use of wheeled vehicles.