Camels for Uncle Sam

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Tells the little known story of the U.S. Camel Corps stationed in West Texas in the late 1850's. Use with the print "Camels Crossing a Western River", c.1860 from the Amon Carter's permanent collection.

TRC audience: 
Elementary (K-5)
Middle School (6-8)
TRC subject: 
19th Century (1866-1899)
Art of the West
Texas History
TRC format: 
Book