Montana Women Homesteaders

Author: Sarah Carter
Publisher: Farcountry Press
ISBN: 9781560374497
Size: 19.33 MB
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By shedding light on Montana's first women homesteaders--determined 19th- and early 20th-century pioneers--Carter reveals inspiring stories filled with joy, tragedy, and redemption.

Montana Women Homesteaders

Author: Sarah Carter
Publisher: Farcountry Press
ISBN: 1560374497
Size: 18.17 MB
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By shedding light on Montana's first women homesteaders--determined 19th- and early 20th-century pioneers--Carter reveals inspiring stories filled with joy, tragedy, and redemption.

Nothing To Tell

Author: Donna Gray
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762785742
Size: 18.29 MB
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Sitting at the kitchen tables of twelve women in their eighties who were born in or immigrated to Montana in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century, between 1982 and 1988 oral historian Donna Gray conducted interviews that reveal a rich heritage. In retelling their life stories, Gray steps aside and allows theses women with supposedly “nothing to tell” to speak for themselves. Pride, nostalgia, and triumph fill a dozen hearts as they realize how remarkable their lives have been and wonder how they did it all. Some of these women grew up in Montana in one-bedroom houses; others traveled in covered wagons before finding a home and falling in love with Montana. These raw accounts bring to life the childhood memories and adulthood experiences of ranch wives who were not afraid to milk a cow or bake in a wooden stove. From raising poultry to raising a family, these women knew the meaning of hard work. Several faced the hardships of family illness, poverty, and early widowhood. Through it all, they were known for their good sense of humor and strong sense of self.

Staking Her Claim

Author: Marcia Meredith Hensley
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131625290
Size: 10.99 MB
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Instead of talking about women's rights, these frontier women grabbed the opportunity to become landowners by homesteading in the still wild west of the early 1900s. Here they tell their stories in their own words-through letters and articles of the time-of adventure, independence, foolhardiness, failure, and freedom. Book jacket.

Bold Women In Montana History

Author: Beth Judy
Publisher: Bold Women
ISBN: 0878426760
Size: 11.10 MB
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From the Blackfeet warrior Running Eagle to the stereotype-smashing librarian Alma Jacobs, the eleven women portrayed in this engaging book were indeed bold--breaking down barriers of sexism, racism, and political opposition to emerge as heroines of their time. The third in this Mountain Press's state-by-state series for teen readers, Bold Women in Montana History reveals the feminine side of the Tresure State's storied past. Within these pages are stories of fearless femmes who dared to dream and resolved to take action. Among them we meet Annie Morgan, a Philipsburg homesteader whose mysterious life is only now coming to light; the bronc-riding Greenough sisters, Alice and Marge, who became rodeo stars during the sport's heyday; and Elouise Cobell, champion of Native American rights.

Montana Women Writers

Author: Caroline Patterson
Publisher: Farcountry Press
ISBN: 1560373792
Size: 13.89 MB
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Witness Montana as seen through the eyes of Montana women writers who represent a spectrum of voices and perspectives and range from the past to the present, from the plains to small towns. Featuring fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Edited by Caroline Patterson with an introduction by Sue Hart. The book features excerpts from Judy Blunt's Breaking Clean, Maile Meloy's Half in Love, and Sandra Alcosser's Except by Nature. Writers of the past include Grace Stone Coates, Mildred Walker, and Dorothy M. Johnson; contemporary writers include Debra Magpie Earling, Patricia Goedicke, and Mary Clearman Blew.

Recollecting

Author: Sarah Carter
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 9781897425824
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Recollecting is a rich collection of essays that illuminate the lives of late-eighteenth-century to mid-twentieth-century Aboriginal women, who have been overlooked in sweeping narratives of the history of the West Some essays focus on individual women --- a trader, a performer, a non-human woman. Other essays examine cohorts of women --- wives, midwives, seamstresses, nuns. Authors look beyond the documentary record and standard representations of women, drawing also on records generated by the women themselves, including their beadwork, other material culture, and oral histories. Exploring the constraints and boundaries these women encountered, the authors engage with difficult and important questions of gender, race, and identity. Collectively these essays demonstrate the complexity of "contact zone" interactions, and they enrich and challenge dominant narratives about histories of the Canadian Northwest