Sragecoach Mary Fields
Mary Fields was born into slavery in Tennessee. When Mary got her freedom she went west to Montana where she became a legend in her own time. She drove a freight wagon, a stage coach and operated a restaurant. Quite a career for any woman, but especially an African woman just free from chattel slavery.
THIS IS A PART OF THE STORY OF AFRICAN IN THE OLD WEST
If we think of the AfricanCowboy in isolation as a product of slavery with no past
history and neglect to look back to a time on the continent of Africa when Black
Men and Women created the first civilization and built empires. then we would see
the young AfricanCowboys and Women of the Old West were just continuing the
traditions of their ancestors back on the continent, where they were some of the
best horse men and cattle breeders bar non.
For more information on other Black Cowboys check out "the Adventures of the
Negro Cowboys", By Philip Duram and Everett L.Jones
and "The Black West", By William Loren Katz
African History is World History. World History is your History.
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