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Trailtones: The African-American Heritage of Arizona

Photographic Survey
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Glass, Chief of Scouts, Ft. Apache, Arizona
Glass, Chief of Scouts, Ft. Apache, Arizona
[19K AHS, #62697]

Bonitp, Sgt. Jim and Scout Glass, Chief of Scouts - White Mt. Apache
Bonitp, Sgt. Jim and Scout Glass, Chief of Scouts - White Mt. Apache
[33K AHS, #50140]

Lt. Flipper was the first African-American to graduate from West Point.
Lt. Flipper was the first African-American to graduate from West Point. He served with the Black Regiments of Arizona, helped to survey on the boundaries of Arizona and worked for Col. Green, the copper baron in Mexico. He also helped to publish a paper in Sonora, Arizona. He was shunned by his fellow military in Arizona once, because of his dismissal from the service on false charges. He received an honorable burial during the Carter administration
[16K AHS, #50896]

 

10th Cavalry troopers posing on horseback
Members of the 10th Cavalry at Ft. Apache, Arizona doing a drill to entertain themselves. ca. 1918
[25K AHS, #26175]


William Martin Jr. at the Faraway Ranch in Arizona just before the dehorning of the herd

William Martin Jr. at the Faraway Ranch in Arizona just before the dehorning of the herd. Martin was the grandson of an escaped slave, Caleb B. Martin from Natchez, Mississippi who came to Arizona and homesteaded by 1880. Caleb obtained 640 acres and was assisted by Col. Hooker in developing his herd. William used to ride in the rodeo in Wilcox and his brother Caleb Jr. rode in the rodeo parade during his later years. After Caleb Sr. sold the ranch to the Cook Cattle Company, Will and his brother and sister, Jesse, continued to work on the various ranches in the area
[20K AHS, #72542]

 



Jeff was a cowboy who worked for the Greer family. He was involved in a gunfight and he became involved in a dangerous situation. He was saved from death by some Mormons. The Greers died later and Jeff gave up being a cowboy and moved into California and became a cab driver
[29K AHS, #56796 ]

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