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Title:
Black heroes of the wild west
Author:
Pelz, Ruth.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Seattle, Wash. : Open Hand, 1990.
Physical Description:
55 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
Biographical sketches of nine African American pioneers.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
570 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.9 4 Quiz: 25608 Guided reading level: O.
Geographic Term:
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ISBN:
9780940880252

9780940880269
Format :
Book

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Summary

This beautifully illustrated book helps correct the mistaken image that there was no black presence on the frontier. Blacks settled in North America before the arrival of the Mayflower. Estevan came with Spanish explorers in 1527 and explored the southwest; Jean Baptiste du Sable founded Chicago; Mary Fields was a legend in Montana; Jim Beckwourth discovered a pass through the Rocky Mountains; Biddy Mason took her master to court in California to gain her freedom.


Summary

This beautifully illustrated book helps correct the mistaken image that there was no black presence on the frontier. Blacks settled in North America before the arrival of the Mayflower. Estevan came with Spanish explorers in 1527 and explored the southwest; Jean Baptiste du Sable founded Chicago; Mary Fields was a legend in Montana; Jim Beckwourth discovered a pass through the Rocky Mountains; Biddy Mason took her master to court in California to gain her freedom.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 3-5. Nine short biographical essays feature dramatic episodes in the lives of five men and four women who left their marks on the history of the Old West. The African-American heroes included range from Estevan, an early explorer, to Stagecoach Mary Fields, an adventurous pioneer notorious for her strong will and physical strength. A full-page black-and-white portrait opens each chapter in an attractively designed book that makes this hard-to-find information accessible to young readers.


Booklist Review

Gr. 3-5. Nine short biographical essays feature dramatic episodes in the lives of five men and four women who left their marks on the history of the Old West. The African-American heroes included range from Estevan, an early explorer, to Stagecoach Mary Fields, an adventurous pioneer notorious for her strong will and physical strength. A full-page black-and-white portrait opens each chapter in an attractively designed book that makes this hard-to-find information accessible to young readers.