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The Black West: A Counter History Of The Wild West

It is one of the West’s most powerful myths. The story of how the American Westwas won - by great heroes and white men. Black West tells the flip side of that myth. In 1875, one of four American cowboys was Black—Black sheriffs, Blacktrappers and Black soldiers. Some were adopted by Native American tribes, while others became slaves. These anonymous heroes were the inspiration for many great Westerns; yet Hollywood has erased them from the silver screen. Pieced together from archives, carefully crafted re-enactments and first-hand historical accounts, BLACK WEST restores these invisible heroes to their rightful place in history.