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The Black West: A Documentary and Pictorial History of the African American Role in the Westward Expansion of the United States ( http://www.amazon.com/Black-West-Documentary-Pictorial-Expansion/dp/0684814781 )

The Black West: A Documentary and Pictorial History of the African American Role in the Westward Expansion of the United States ( http://www.amazon.com/Black-West-Documentary-Pictorial-Expansion/dp/0684814781 )

Cheyenne Chief Roman Nose-(aka Crooked Nose, aka Henry Roman Nose), taken about 1899.

Cheyenne Chief Roman Nose-(aka Crooked Nose, aka Henry Roman Nose), taken about 1899.

If we don't push the boundaries, they will always push us down. Whites only Retronaut | Retronaut - See the past like you wouldn't believe.

If we don't push the boundaries, they will always push us down. Whites only Retronaut | Retronaut - See the past like you wouldn't believe.

Texas Black Cowboys: yes. The majority of real cowboys were African American and Hispanic, contrary to most belief.

Texas Black Cowboys: yes. The majority of real cowboys were African American and Hispanic, contrary to most belief.

AFRO-LATINA | 1910 Portrait of a Female Soldier from Michoacan/Retrato de una soldadera de Michoacan, 1910

AFRO-LATINA | 1910 Portrait of a Female Soldier from Michoacan/Retrato de una soldadera de Michoacan, 1910

Sarcee Mom and Child, c.1900. Need to use this along with pic of mom and kids Dust Bowl image. Great lesson idea somewhere in there.

Sarcee Mom and Child, c.1900. Need to use this along with pic of mom and kids Dust Bowl image. Great lesson idea somewhere in there.

The real-life Django: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Reeves became a Deputy U.S. Marshal in 1875 at the age of 38 During his 32-year career as a Deputy Marshal he arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men and was never shot.

The real-life Django: The legendary African-American Wild West marshal who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men Bass Reeves was born a slave in 1838 and later broke from his owner to live among Native Americans Reeves became a Deputy U.S. Marshal in 1875 at the age of 38 During his 32-year career as a Deputy Marshal he arrested 3,000 felons, killed 14 men and was never shot.

Ann Bassett (May 12, 1878 - May 8, 1956), also known as Queen Ann Bassett. ~ She was a prominent female rancher of the Old West who was an associate of outlaws, particularly Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. Her and Butch Cassidy began dating when she was 15.

Ann Bassett (May 12, 1878 - May 8, 1956), also known as Queen Ann Bassett. ~ She was a prominent female rancher of the Old West who was an associate of outlaws, particularly Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. Her and Butch Cassidy began dating when she was 15.

Henrietta Lacks (August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951)[1] (sometimes erroneously called Henrietta Lakes, Helen Lane or Helen Larson) was an African-American woman who was the unwitting source of cells (from her cancerous tumor) which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create the first known human immortal cell line for medical research. This is now known as the HeLa cell line.[2]

Henrietta Lacks (August 1, 1920 – October 4, 1951)[1] (sometimes erroneously called Henrietta Lakes, Helen Lane or Helen Larson) was an African-American woman who was the unwitting source of cells (from her cancerous tumor) which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create the first known human immortal cell line for medical research. This is now known as the HeLa cell line.[2]

James van der Zee portrait - he often posed moms and children in affectionate groupings like this one.

James van der Zee portrait - he often posed moms and children in affectionate groupings like this one.

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