Written By Robert Miller
Will the Real West Please Stand Up?! 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 the 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.
Cowboys introduces figures such as Nat Love, a freed slave-turned teenage cowboy who became Deadwood Dick—champion roper of the western cattle country; Bill Pickett, the inventor of the rodeo sport of steer wrestling, and Mary Fields, who spent 50 years as a slave, then found a new life as a Western crime fighter.
Reading Level: Ages 9-12; Paperback: 58 Pages
Published by Sankofa Books, an imprint of Just Us Books