Women Of The Frontier

Author: Brandon Marie Miller
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613740002
Size: 17.75 MB
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In 1849 Luzena Wilson set out for California in a covered wagon with her husband and two little boys, hungry to join the tide of gold seekers. Like thousands of others, Luzena undertook the nearly 2,000 mile journey to an unknown land, where she'd rise from flood and fire, a survivor of the wild frontier. From months on the trail to life in a sod hut, western women adapted to their new lives and found beauty in the rugged, often dangerous landscape. They helped tame the Wild West as they farmed, ranched, kept shops, founded libraries and churches, staffed schools, and won the right to vote. Using journal entries and letters home, author Brandon Marie Miller lets the women speak for themselves in tales of courage, enduring spirit, and adventure. Meet women such as homesteader Miriam Colt, entrepreneur Clara Brown, army wife Frances Grummond, naturalist Martha Maxwell, missionary Narcissa Whitman, and political rabble-rouser Mary Lease. Women of the Frontier also recounts the impact pioneers had on those who were already living in the region. As white settlers gobbled up the lands of Native Americans and people of Spanish descent, the clash of cultures brought pain to many including Rachel Plummer and Cynthia Ann Parker, and spearheaded the work of Susette la Flesche and Sarah Winnemucca, who fought the government's treatment of American Indians.

Women Of The Frontier

Author: Billy Kennedy
Publisher: Ambassador International
ISBN: 9781932307023
Size: 20.35 MB
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'Women of the Frontier' tells the stories of more than 50 women who were part of the making of America from the 1700s through the early 1900s.

Women Of The Frontier

Author: Brandon Marie Miller
Publisher: Mandeville Press
ISBN: 9781613740002
Size: 10.55 MB
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Using journal entries, letters home, and song lyrics, the women of the West speak for themselves in these tales of courage, enduring spirit, and adventure. Women such as Amelia Stewart Knight traveling on the Oregon Trail, homesteader Miriam Colt, entrepreneur Clara Brown, army wife Frances Grummond, actress Adah Isaacs Menken, naturalist Martha Maxwell, missionary Narcissa Whitman, and political activist Mary Lease are introduced to readers through their harrowing stories of journeying across the plains and mountains to unknown land. Recounting the impact pioneers had on those who were already living in the region as well as how they adapted to their new lives and the rugged, often dangerous landscape, this exploration also offers resources for further study and reveals how these influential women tamed the Wild West. In 1849 Luzena Wilson set out for California in a covered wagon with her husband and two little boys, hungry to join the tide of gold seekers. Like thousands of others, Luzena undertook the nearly 2,000 mile journey to an unknown land, where she'd rise from flood and fire, a survivor of the wild frontier. From months on the trail to life in a sod hut, western women adapted to their new lives and found beauty in the rugged, often dangerous landscape. They helped tame the Wild West as they farmed, ranched, kept shops, founded libraries and churches, staffed schools, and won the right to vote. Using journal entries and letters home, author Brandon Marie Miller lets the women speak for themselves in tales of courage, enduring spirit, and adventure. Meet women such as homesteader Miriam Colt, entrepreneur Clara Brown, army wife Frances Grummond, naturalist Martha Maxwell, missionary Narcissa Whitman, and political rabble-rouser Mary Lease. Women of the Frontier also recounts the impact pioneers had on those who were already living in the region. As white settlers gobbled up the lands of Native Americans and people of Spanish descent, the clash of cultures brought pain to many including Rachel Plummer and Cynthia Ann Parker, and spearheaded the work of Susette la Flesche and Sarah Winnemucca, who fought the government's treatment of American Indians.

Woman Of The Frontier

Author: Zane Grey
Publisher: Isis Sagebrush Western Large Print
ISBN: 0753153564
Size: 14.82 MB
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When Logan, a former Army scout, proposes to a former love they move East. His new love finds it a lonely life, she is raped by an Apache who has had a grudge against Logan since his Army days, and her favourite of three sons is born as a result.

Women Of The Eastern Frontier

Author: Ronald 'Ron' Baldwin
Publisher: Ronald Baldwin
ISBN: 9781449507381
Size: 18.37 MB
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Starting out as a narrative of the Clinton - Sullivan Expedition against the Iroquois in central New York state this book quickly became a story of the contributions women made to the settling of the upper Susquehanna valley. Their daily efforts to maintain a household in times of multiple dangers (wildlife, disease, hostile Indians, lack of medical help, accidents, food shortages and the weather). This tale weaves their stories into a narrative that includes the actual history of the area. Be entertained, and educated as you follow this exciting story of true life on the frontier as it was in the 1770's on the upper Susquehanna.

Frontier Teachers

Author: Chris Enss
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762751886
Size: 15.86 MB
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If countless books and movies are to be believed, America's Wild West was, at heart, a world of cowboys and Indians, sheriffs and gunslingers, scruffy settlers and mountain men—a man's world. Here, Chris Enss, in the latest of her popular books to take on this stereotype, tells the stories of twelve courageous women who faced down schoolrooms full of children on the open prairies and in the mining towns of the Old West. Between 1847 and 1858, more than 600 women teachers traveled across the untamed frontier to provide youngsters with an education, and the numbers grew rapidly in the decades to come, as women took advantage of one of the few career opportunities for respectable work for ladies of the era. Enduring hardship, the dozen women whose stories are movingly told in the pages of Frontier Teachers demonstrated the utmost dedication and sacrifice necessary to bring formal education to the Wild West. As immortalized in works of art and literature, for many students their women teachers were heroic figures who introduced them to a world of possibilities—and changed America forever.

Women Of The Frontier

Author: Charles W. Sundling
Publisher: ABDO & Daughters
ISBN: 1577650468
Size: 11.22 MB
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Describes the experiences of women who went west in the latter part of the nineteenth century.