By John Ravage, Quintard Taylor
John Ravage has assembled an attractive archive of approximately two hundred never-before-seen photos that depict the complete diversity of African-American adventure within the West. starting with the earliest to be had photos from the mid-1800s, the gathering of pictures in Black Pioneers reconstructs our knowing of the background and contributions of African-Americans to our westward enlargement. Black Pioneers indicates that blacks didn't play a constrained function within the cost of the West; in its place, their paintings and reports as squaddies, medical professionals, ranchers, deputies, nannies, midwives, politicians, cowboys, and homesteaders have been an important to the groups within which they lived.
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He married "Sue," a Santee woman; "discovered" the pass in northern California/Nevada that bears his name; and pioneered the Oregon Trail through Crow country. In later years, he opened a bar and other businesses in a small village on Cherry Creek that would become Denver, Colorado. His exploits are recorded in his autobiography, which blends factual stories of his adventures with the garrulous and often outrageous tales that mountain men perfected into an art form. (From author's collection) Page 15 Chapter Two Early Imagery The Society of Friends [Quakers] were the first, I believe, in America, who publicly denounced slavery as incompatible with the christian religion; and slave holders as unqualified to become worthy members of their truly religious society.
Good God! may the time come when thou shalt stretch out thy strong arm, and say to his mighty deluge, which is sweeping myriads and myriads to enthraldom and a degraded servitude, who are entitled to equal rights and privileges with ourselves, hitherto shalt thou come, and no further, and here shall thou proud waves be stayed! (From Ogden 1905) North America was, in many ways, segmented in its attractiveness to emigrants, especially those recently freed from slavery. (Courtesy of the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas) Page 10 success and prosperity, and their presence in northern and eastern parts of the United States and Canada dates from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
2. )Pictorial works. 3. )HistoryPictorial works. I. Title. 00496073dc22 97-33416 Frontispiece: Sam McCullough, Jr. and the Battle of Goliad from Texas' Revolution. Reputedly, his was the first blood shed in the Texas war for liberation from Mexico. Photo of stained glass window in Texas State Capitol Building. Source: Institute for Texan Cultures, San Antonio. . " Page vii Contents Foreword ix Preface xiii 1 Introduction: Moving Westward and Northward 1 2 Early Imagery 15 3 Black Westerners in White Mythology 25 4 Warriors and Soldiers 39 5 Cowhands and Ranch Hands 51 6 Women of the West 57 7 The Adventurers 71 8 To the Coast 85 Page viii 9 Plains States: Oklahoma, Kansas, South Dakota, Nebraska 99 10 Desert and Mountains: Arizona, Utah, Nevada 115 11 Points North: Alaska, the Pacific Northwest 135 12 "Haole 'Ele 'Ele" in Owhyhee 151 13 Follow the Drinkin' Gourd 163 14 The Utendale/Shaw/Boyd Trek North 181 Afterword 195 List of Collections 199 Bibliography 203 Index 219 Page ix Foreword As we embark upon the twenty-first century, W.
Black pioneers: images of the Black experience on the North American frontier by John Ravage, Quintard Taylor