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The true West : real stories about black cowboys, women sharpshooters, Native American rodeo stars, pioneering vaqueros, and the unsung explorers, builders, and heroes who shaped the American West / by Mifflin Lowe ; illustrations by Wiliam Luong.

Lowe, Mifflin, (author.). Luong, Wiliam, (illustrator.).

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Homer Public Library J 978 LOW 000162288 Children's Library -- Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781733633512
  • ISBN: 1733633510
  • Physical Description: 64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Bushel & Peck Books, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Bill Pickett -- Annie Oakley -- Nat Love -- Buffalo soldiers -- Mexican cowboys -- The Escalante expedition -- Patricia and Martín de León -- Bass Reeves -- Mamie Hafley (Elba Mae Ghent) -- Jesse Stahl -- Cathay Williams -- Levi Strauss -- Jews in the American West -- Jackson Sundown -- Mary Fields (Stagecoach Mary) -- James Butler Hickok (Wild Bill Hickok) -- Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Canary) -- Wagon trains -- Charley Willis -- Henry O. Flipper -- William Frederick Cody (Buffalo Bill Cody) -- Fox Hastings -- Sam Steward (Bronco Sam) -- Chinese railroad workers -- Clothes.
Summary, etc.:
"I've written this book in hopes that its stories--and the incredible people they're about--will pull our country closer together through a shared history of the American West. In its own way the Wild West was a melting post every bit as much as the cities of the East Coast--and maybe even more so. While the American cowboy is, deservedly, a cultural icon and part of our national mythology, what many people don't know, is that a significant per\centage of America's cowboys were African American, Latino, and Native American. Many cowboys were even...cowgirls." -- excerpt from author's note page 7.
Subject: Cowgirls > History > Juvenile literature.
Cowboys > History > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > West (U.S.) > History > Juvenile literature.
African American soldiers > West (U.S.) > History > Juvenile literature.
Cowboys > Mexico > History > Juvenile literature.
Jews > West (U.S.) > History > Juvenile literature.
Wagon trains > Juvenile literature.
Railroad construction workers > West (U.S.) > History > Juvenile literature.
Chinese > West (U.S.) > History > Juvenile literature.
Clothing and dress > West (U.S.) > History > Juvenile literature.
African Americans.
Clothing and dress.
African American soldiers.
African Americans.
Clothing and dress.
Railroad construction workers.
Wagon trains.
West (U.S.) > History > Juvenile literature.
Southwest, New > History > Juvenile literature.
West (U.S.)
Southwest, New.
New Southwest.
West United States.
Genre: Biographies.
Illustrated works.
Instructional and educational works.
Juvenile works.
Instructional and educational works.
Illustrated works.