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Black Frontiers

A History Of African American Heroes In The Old West



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About The Book

Meet the black men and women who settled the Old West in this striking nonfiction middle grade book.

From 1865 to the early 1900s, brave black people headed west in search of a new life on their own and with their families. Scouts and mountain men explored the unfamiliar terrain, miners panned for gold, and families homesteaded on the Great Plains. Black people were soldiers, business owners, and cowboys.

These true stories from history are accompanied by rare photographs so young readers can meet these incredible individuals face-to-face.

About The Author

Lillian Schlissel is an American historian, professor, and author.

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Awards and Honors

  • CBC/NCSS Notable Children's Book in Social Studies

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