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Reflections of a Black Cowboy: Mountain Men (Reflections of a Black Cowboy) [Paperback]

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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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Pages   64
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.7" Width: 6" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2006
Publisher   Just Us Books, Inc.
ISBN  1933491035  
ISBN13  9781933491035  

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Westerns > General

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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


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