Black frontiersman: the memoirs of Henry O. Flipper, first by Henry O. Flipper, Theodore D. Harris

By Henry O. Flipper, Theodore D. Harris

Black Frontiersman is Flipper's autobiographical account of his provider with the 10th U.S. Cavalry in Texas and Oklahoma and his years as a civilian that - certainly one of just a handful of such money owed via a black American. even if Flipper's years at the western frontier were good documented through historians, this revised and up-to-date quantity of Theodore D. Harris' Negro Frontiersman contains a new advent, increased endnotes and little recognized and formerly unpublished fabrics. Flipper's memoirs element his time spent at the U.S.-Mexican border, his adventures in Sonora and Chihuahua ahead of the Mexican Revolution, his time as an aide to U.S. Senator Albert Bacon Fall, and his later reminiscences on race and politics within the Thirties.

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The economic collapse of 1929, however, cost Flipper his employment and wiped out his personal savings. Age, an arduous life, and this last misfortune finally weakened the spirit of the black pioneer. He sought refuge now, not on another frontier, but near the roots he had left fifty-eight years before. Page 13 In 1931, seventy-five-year-old Henry Flipper arrived penniless at his clergyman brother's home in Atlanta to take up residence for the remainder of his life. Here he was greeted by another embarrassing myth derived from popular misconceptions of his extraordinary past.

Page iii Black Frontiersman The Memoirs of Henry O. Flipper First Black Graduate of West Point Compiled and Edited with Introduction and Notes by Theodore D. Harris Texas Christian University Press Fort Worth Page iv Copyright © 1997, Theodore D. Harris Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Flipper, Henry Ossian, 1856-1940. Black Frontiersman: the memoirs of Henry O. Flipper, first Black graduate of West Point / compiled and edited with introduction and notes by Theodore D. Harris.

If I found water, I was to remain there till he returned. If not, I was to follow him. I was either to join him before he turned back or to meet him coming back. I found no water and went on. We were forty-eight hours without water for man or beast, but luckily we had lots of canned tomatoes, so that we did not suffer. Three years before, Captain Nolan had been on the plains and had had twenty-two men die from thirst and lost a lot of horses, so that he was very uneasy on this trip. It was summer time and we travelled at Page 25 night by moonlight on account of the heat.

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