Item description for Reflections of a Black Cowboy: Mountain Men (Reflections of a Black Cowboy) by Robert H. Miller...
The exciting adventures of Black cowboys, pioneers, soldiers, and other frontiersmen join the celebrated folklore of the wild West in the Reflections of a Black Cowboy series. Through colorful, masterfully crafted vignettes that rival tall tales of the old frontier, author Robert H. Miller shares stories of important real life heroes - men and women whose bravery and adventurous spirits helped make the American West possible. Mountain Men spotlights Essteban, who came to America from Morocco as a slave aand was the first African to land in New Mexico and Arizona territory; Jean Baptiste Point duSable, founder of the city of Chicago; James Beckwourth, who discovered a shorter path (which bares his name) over the mountains to California; George McJunkin, whose discover of the Folsom Site in New Mexico proved Native Americans presence in North America dated back 10,000 years.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 6" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2006
Publisher Just Us Books, Inc.
ISBN 1933491035 ISBN13 9781933491035
Reviews - What do customers think about Reflections of a Black Cowboy: Mountain Men (Reflections of a Black Cowboy)?
The Kirkus Review up above is incorrect Jul 31, 2006
This is book #4, not book #3. The format is the same - an old black cowboy is telling stories to his old dog about Blacks in the early history of the United States - a long-ignored area of history. This series sheds some much-needed light and avoids being preachy.
The information is solid and written in an active style - aimed at and just about perfect for 6-9th grade boys. It is written in a historical fiction style, rather than a biographical style. The average story is about 20 pages long. Each story has a picture.
Book #4 features Mountain Men: -'Esteban and the Seven Cities of Gold' -Jean Baptiste Du Sable: Founder of Chicago -Jim Beckwourth: Mountain Man and Indian Chief -George McJunkin: Scholar and Cowboy