By Vincent Fuentes ;)
Summary Of The Book
The book I read, was The Journey Of Joshua Loper A Black Cowboy. This book takes place in the 1870’s, roughly seven years after the Emancipation Proclamation. During this story Joshua Loper is taken on his first cattle drive. A cattle drive is when a group of cowboys herd cattle from one place to the another. In this case Joshua and the six others that were hired took this herd of cattle to Kansas. Where the cattle was loaded on a train and was taken to east coast markets for sale. Alongside he way Joshua and the others encounter many bumps in the trail. Some of the many things they encountered were, sharecroppers, horse thieves, Native Americans and Buffalo Soldiers. I felt the author of this book created a interesting main character. The main character, Joshua Loper was very timid and shy in the beginning in person, but the way Joshua wrote he put so much emotion into his writing that it made the book that much more interesting. Although slow at times, overall this book was a well constructed story.
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What I Think About This Book
This book was a interesting read for me. I do not usually read books like this, but I am glad I did because it is filled with so much history that I have never heard of. I liked this book because it grabbed my attention because I've never heard of a book about a Black Cowboy and I was anxious to read it. I think the two main themes of this book were perseverance and courage. Perseverance, because the Cattle Drive Joshua took place in was a month long ride and he had to beat his way through the challenges the trail threw at him. I also think courage because he had to be a brave man to risk his life and knowing he could die any day on this trail. This book has comedy, drama, action and suspense and I do recommend reading this book.
Buffalo Soldier by Bob Marley. YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2014. <http://youtu.be/al_Odqp_Ad8>. I used this video to give my smore a little flare and spice to it.
“Buffalo Soldiers.” Wikipedia. Wikipedia, n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2014. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Buffalo_soldiers1.jpg>. this is a picture of some of the Buffalo Soldiers.
Buffalo Soldiers Of The American West. TeamBTS, n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2014. <http://www.buffalosoldiers-amwest.org/history.htm>. This resource helped me refresh my memory and introduce me to new information about the Buffalo Soldiers.
Emancipation Proclamation. Library Of Congress, n.d. Web. 13 Mar. 2014. <http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/almintr.html>. I used this resource, to confirm the exact date of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.