Black Heroes Of The Wild West

Black Heroes Of The Wild West

Black Heroes Of The Wild West

""Black Heroes of the Wild West" celebrates the extraordinary true tales of three black historical figures in the Old West: Mary "Stagecoach" Fields, a cardplaying coach driver; Bass Reeves, the first black Deputy S Marshall west of the Mississippi; and Bob Lemmons, a cowboy famous for his ability to tame mustangs"--

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : James Otis Smith
Publisher : TOON Books
Release : 2020
Total Pages : 60 Pages
ISBN : 1943145512


Black Heroes Of The Wild West

Black Heroes Of The Wild West

Biographical sketches of nine African American pioneers.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Ruth Pelz
Publisher : Open Hand Publishing, LLC
Release : 1990
Total Pages : 55 Pages
ISBN : 0940880261


Black Frontiers

Black Frontiers

Focuses on the experiences of blacks as mountain men, soldiers, homesteaders, and scouts on the frontiers of the American West.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Lillian Schlissel
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2000-02-01
Total Pages : 80 Pages
ISBN : 9780689833151


Black Cowboys Of The Old West

Black Cowboys Of The Old West

The word cowboy conjures up vivid images of rugged men on saddled horses—men lassoing cattle, riding bulls, or brandishing guns in a shoot-out. White men, as Hollywood remembers them. What is woefully missing from these scenes is their counterparts: the black cowboys who made up one-fourth of the wranglers and rodeo riders. This book tells their story. When the Civil War ended, black men left the Old South in large numbers to seek a living in the Old West—industrious men resolved to carve out a life for themselves on the wild, roaming plains. Some had experience working cattle from their time as slaves; others simply sought a freedom they had never known before. The lucky travelled on horseback; the rest, by foot. Over dirt roads they went from Alabama and South Carolina to present-day Texas and California up north through Kansas to Montana. The Old West was a land of opportunity for these adventurous wranglers and future rodeo champions. A long overdue testament to the courage and skill of black cowboys, Black Cowboys of the Old West finally gives these courageous men their rightful place in history. Praise for an earlier book by the same author: “Whether you are a history enthusiast or a lover of adventure stories, African American Women of the Old West presents the reader with fascinating accounts of ten extraordinary, generally unrecognized, African Americans. Tricia Martineau Wagner takes these remarkable women from the footnotes of history and brings them to life.” —Ed Diaz, President of the Association for African American Historical Research and Preservation

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Genre : History
Author : Tricia Martineau Wagner
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2010-12-21
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9780762767427


Taming The West

Taming The West

In graphic novel format, details the history of the American West as early Americans came into contact with Native Americans and began to settle the land.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Darren Sechrist
Publisher : Crabtree Publishing Company
Release : 2008-09-30
Total Pages : 32 Pages
ISBN : 0778741885


Black Heroes Of The Wild West Curriculum Guide

Black Heroes Of The Wild West Curriculum Guide

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Ruth Pelz
Publisher :
Release : 2001-04-01
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 0940880555


The Life And Adventures Of Nat Love

The Life And Adventures Of Nat Love

Thousands of black cowpunchers drove cattle up the Chisholm Trail after the Civil War, but only Nat Love wrote about his experiences. Born to slaves in Davidson County, Tennessee, the newly freed Love struck out for Kansas after the war. He was fifteen and already endowed with a reckless and romantic readiness. In wide-open Dodge City he joined up with an outfit from the Texas Panhandle to begin a career riding the range and fighting Indians, outlaws, and the elements. Years later he would say, "I had an unusually adventurous life". That was rare understatement. More characteristic was Love's claim: "I carry the marks of fourteen bullet wounds on different parts of my body, most any one of which would be sufficient to kill an ordinary man, but I am not even crippled". In 1876 a virtuoso rodeo performance in Deadwood, Dakota Territory, won him the moniker of Deadwood Dick. He became known as DD all over the West, entering into dime novels as a mysteriously dark and heroic presence. This vivid autobiography includes encounters with Bat Masterson and Billy the Kid, a soon-after view of the Custer battlefield, and a successful courtship. Love left the range in 1890, the year of the official closing of the frontier. Then, as a Pullman train conductor he traveled his old trails, and those good times bring his story to a satisfying end.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Nat Love
Publisher : Black Classic Press
Release : 1988
Total Pages : 162 Pages
ISBN : 0933121172


American Defenders The United States Marines

American Defenders The United States Marines

From defending the U.S. Navy from the Barbary Pirates, the United States Marines are first on the scene and the last to leave. In AMERICAN DEFENDERS: THE UNITED STATES MARINES, we find out how the few, the proud and the brave not only fight for freedom, but continue to defend America in their greatest times in need whether it be in the Halls of Montezuma or on the shores of Tripoli, you will be amazed their courage, tenacity and bravery.

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Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author : Don Smith
Publisher : StormFront Entertainment
Release : 2015-01-01
Total Pages : 22 Pages
ISBN : 9781620987995


Historic Photos Of Heroes Of The Old West

Historic Photos Of Heroes Of The Old West

No story in United States history is more compelling than the exploration and settlement of the American West, and the tales of those who blazed the trails will forever enthrall Americans yet unborn. In Historic Photos of Heroes of the Old West, the dauntless adventurers who gave us the legend come alive together in profile. Herein are the early pathfinders Zebulon Pike and Lewis and Clark, James Marshall and men of the gold rush, the lawmen Wyatt Earp and Wild Bill Hickok. George Armstrong Custer returns to the Little Big Horn and John Wesley Powell revisits the Colorado River. And Mark Twain, Buffalo Bill, and Charles Russell breathe the legend to life. A sagely written brush with the lore and romance of the Old West, this roundup of the most famous frontiersmen includes nearly 200 photographs, reproduced vividly in black-and-white, with captions and introductions by author and historian Mike Cox. Here are the fables and the faces of Americans double-tough, for every adventurer seeking an encounter with the great American West.

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Genre : History
Author : Mike Cox
Publisher : Turner
Release : 2010
Total Pages : 206 Pages
ISBN : 1596525681


Black Cowboys In The American West

Black Cowboys In The American West

Who were the black cowboys? They were drovers, foremen, fiddlers, cowpunchers, cattle rustlers, cooks, and singers. They worked as wranglers, riders, ropers, bulldoggers, and bronc busters. They came from varied backgrounds—some grew up in slavery, while free blacks often got their start in Texas and Mexico. Most who joined the long trail drives were men, but black women also rode and worked on western ranches and farms. The first overview of the subject in more than fifty years, Black Cowboys in the American West surveys the life and work of these cattle drivers from the years before the Civil War through the turn of the twentieth century. Including both classic, previously published articles and exciting new research, this collection also features select accounts of twentieth-century rodeos, music, people, and films. Arranged in three sections—“Cowboys on the Range,” “Performing Cowboys,” and “Outriders of the Black Cowboys”—the thirteen chapters illuminate the great diversity of the black cowboy experience. Like all ranch hands and riders, African American cowboys lived hard, dangerous lives. But black drovers were expected to do the roughest, most dangerous work—and to do it without complaint. They faced discrimination out west, albeit less than in the South, which many had left in search of autonomy and freedom. As cowboys, they could escape the brutal violence visited on African Americans in many southern communities and northern cities. Black cowhands remain an integral part of life in the West, the descendants of African Americans who ventured west and helped settle and establish black communities. This long-overdue examination of nineteenth- and twentieth-century black cowboys ensures that they, and their many stories and experiences, will continue to be known and told.

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Genre : History
Author : Bruce A. Glasrud
Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
Release : 2016-09-28
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780806156507