Black People Who Made the Old West / Edition 1

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Katz tells the story of thirty-five black people whose activities and accomplishments are a testimony to their unique contribution. The experiences of these men and women provide new insight into our national heritage, and illuminate the kind of people who made this land.
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Published by Africa World Press, Inc., PO Box 1892, Trenton, NJ 08607. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865433649
  • Publisher: Africa World Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1992
  • Edition description: 1st Africa World Press Inc. Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 181
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

The Explorers of a New Continent
Estevanico - He Opened Up the Southwest 3
Du Sable - The First Settler of Chicago 10
York - Explorer of the Louisiana Territory with Lewis and Clark 14
Garcia - Life Among the Florida Seminoles 18
The Fur Traders
James Beckwourth - Crow Chief and Fur Trapper 27
George Bonga - Enterprising Voyageur in Minnesota 33
The Early Settlers
Lucy Terry Prince - Crusader in Colonial New England 39
William Goings and Greenbury Logan - Patriots of the Lone Star Republic 45
John Jones - Prosperous Fighter for Equal Rights 49
Edmonia Lewis - From Chippewa Nation to Famed Sculptor 55
Dred Scott - The Slave Whose Case Moved a Nation 59
George Washington - Founder of Centralia, Washington 63
George Washington Bush - Cutting Color Lines in the Far West 68
William Leidesdorff - Public-Minded San Franciscan 72
Robert T. Hickman - Fleeing West to Freedom 76
Mary Fields - "Stagecoach Mary" 80
Rushing for Gold
Biddy Mason - Fighting for Freedom in California 87
Mifflin W. Gibbs - Active Crusader for Black Equality 91
Clara Brown - Leading Citizen of Central City, Colorado 96
Barney Ford and Henry O. Wagoner - Gold Seekers, Businessmen, and Civil Rights Fighters 101
Wild, Bad, and Good Cowpunchers
Bose Ikard - Faithful Cowhand on the Goodnight-Loving Trail 109
Deadwood Dick (Nat Love) - Wild Man of the Old West 113
Ben Hodges - He Made Dodge City a Little Trickier 118
Cherokee Bill - The Worst Man in the West 123
Isom Dart - He Tried Mightily To Go Straight 127
Bill Pickett - The Greatest Cowboy of the Day 132
Lawmen, Soldiers, and Shapers of the Frontier
Bass Reeves - Bringing Law and Order to Oklahoma 139
Pompey Factor - The Seminole Negro Scouts of the U.S. Army 143
Henry Adams - Leading the Oppressed to Kansas and Points West 150
Henry O. Flipper and Charles Young - The Black Military Service in the West 155
Edwin P. McCabe - Shaping a Black Dream in Oklahoma 163
Sutton E. Griggs - A Black Son of Texas Lifts His Pen 170
Books for Further Reading 175
Index 177
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