- Published: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2013.
- Year Published: 2013
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 246 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Women pioneers -- Biography. -- West (U.S.)
- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
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Women of the frontier : 16 tales of trailblazing homesteaders, entrepreneurs, and rabble-rousers
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Call number: Teen 978.02 Mi
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Many a weary mile. -- Margret Reed: surviving starvation in the Sierra Nevada ; -- Amelia Stewart Knight: on the Oregon trail -- Oh, give me a home. -- Narcissa Whitman: alone, in the thick darkness of heathendom ; -- Miriam Davis Colt: an experiment in Kansas ; -- Frances Grummond: Army wife in Wyoming -- A woman that can work. -- Luzena Stanley Wilson: California gold fever ; -- Clara Brown: African American pioneer ; -- Bethenia Owens-Adair: female physician -- And now the fun begins. -- Martha Dartt Maxwell: Colorado naturalist ; -- Charlotte "Lotta" Crabtree: "Golden wonder" of the stage -- Great expectations for the future. -- Mary Elizabeth Lease: political firebrand ; -- Carry Nation: "Hachetation" against the devil's brew -- Clash of cultures. -- Rachel Parker Plummer and Cynthia Ann Parker: the captive and the "white squaw" ; -- Sarah Winnemucca: Life among the Paiutes ; -- Susette La Flesche: "an Indian is a person" -- Love song to the West.
Drawing on journal entries, letters, and song lyrics to evoke the courage and spirit of female pioneers, a collection of portraits traces the lives of such individuals as Amelia Stewart Knight, Miriam Colt, and Clara Brown.
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