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Additional New Publications by Miantae

"Mary Fields's Road to Freedom" 

A chapter in a  recently newly-released compilation published by the University of Oklahoma Press: Black Cowboys in the American West, On the Range, on the Stage, Behind the Badge, edited by Bruce A. Glasrud and Michael N. Searles.

Miantae is currently expanding "Mary Fields's Road to Freedom" into a nonfiction chronicle that examines the life of Mary Fields, a great adjunct reference for Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States.

about Miantae Metcalf McConnell ...

Miantae was born and raised in California, spent childhood summers in Montana on her grandparent's farm. It was there her heart remained, in the wild open where she rode horseback, fished for trout and spent endless hours exploring a diverse natural landscape.

Years later she returned to claim Montana as her home of residence (not unlike her Montana homesteader ancestors) and continues to live there today.

Feature in Montana Newspaper

In January of 2016, Miantae was interviewed by Lynette Hintze, Features Editor of the Daily Inter Lake, Kalispell, Montana. The title of the article is, "'It was a miracle she survived', Black woman's role in Montana history chronicled in new book".

link: http://www.dailyinterlake.com/article/20170116/ARTICLE/170119892