Pencil sketches of Native Americans, U.S. Military antagonists, and other principal characters and actors who played important roles in the settlement of the American West. Character Identification and a brief biographical statement are given for each entry. Sketches are based on historical photographs taken when the characters were still active on the stage of history. This is the first of a series of planned volumes following a similar, or expanded pattern.
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 pursuant to the pattern and format established by this initial publication.
Volumes II and III of 50 Western Frontier Faces...As I See Them are now published. Take a look. Thanks for viewing my books..