Welcome to the home of SpanAmWEST -
Spanish-American War &
Shooters & Troopers
My name is Louis Lopez, president of Western Educators,
Shooters & Troopers, or WEST. WEST is
California's home to the Spanish-American War 1898.
This site focus on the Spanish-American War 1898,
especially the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry
Regiment, commonly known as the Rough Riders.
I hope you enjoy the new look once it is completed.
A Living Historian
What is a 'living historian?' How is a 'living historian' different from a
A person can play a part of history by putting on an outfit,
say a few words, and play a person from that era.
A 'living historian'
is a person who studies the era, learn about the era, and talks about
the history of
the person or era being portrayed.
A lot of study goes into the portrayal of the person or
era. I learned
about a town called Larzaro Lopez in Cuba of the Spanish-American
War era. When recreating
the Spanish-American War, I portray a
Cubano from that town. I talk about why the Cubans fought for
against the United States. I talk about a poem that will make you
look at war from different viewpoint. I
portray a person using my
inner feelings which visitors and crowds can react to.
is when I became a 'living historian.' This is why I joined Western
Educators, Shooters &
Troopers - to become a 'living historian' who
wants to teach what I learned to others.
|President and Leader of WEST
Want to take a walk through history?
Then take a walk through this website.
the Spanish-American War 1898.
Learn about the 1st US Volunteer Cavalry Regiment.
Learn about the war and its
Civilians and troopers.
Learn about American history
through the world of re-enactment.