The mission of the African American West Project is to preserve the historic stories of African americans and their role in the development of the American West.
We tell the stories of many people.
The list includes the famous 9th and 10th calvary, created by congress in 1866, and their military role in the settlement of the west.
More importantly we talk about the individuals who served including Lt. Henry Flipper, the first black officer in the US Army, Agustus Wally and other winners of the Medal of Honor.
Also featured are the stories of Nat Love, Bass Reeves, Mary Fields, and many others.