Volume IV Western Frontier Faces...As I See Them. This volume of pencil sketches, character identification, and brief biographical statements for each character highlights actors in the struggle for control of our Western Frontier. The faces include Native Americans, soldiers, mixed-race actors, and other non-native participants. Volume IV, following the pattern established in Volumes I, II, and III, contains 50 such portraits.
I have enjoyed western histories and movies since I was a teenager. I used to hunt for arrowheads with my dad while growing up in West Virginia. I believe this activity solidified my interest in native american history and culture, and especially conflicts arising from cultural interactions between indigenous and non-native peoples. I have been reading and collecting Western Americana for over 30 years. I am a retired high school foreign language teacher, so as a language learner and teacher, and following my interests as noted above, I have dabbled in teaching myself the rudiments of Lakota as presented in the Lakota Language Consortium's SPEAK LAKOTA! series. I will continue with my readings and studies, and plan to publish subsequent volumes of WESTERN FRONTIER FACES .