Women Of The Frontier

Author: Brandon Marie Miller
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613740002
Size: 16.99 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.

Encyclopedia Of The Great Plains

Author: David J. Wishart
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803247877
Size: 11.27 MB
Format: PDF
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"Wishart and the staff of the Center for Great Plains Studies have compiled a wide-ranging (pun intended) encyclopedia of this important region. Their objective was to 'give definition to a region that has traditionally been poorly defined,' and they have

The Prairie Romance Collection

Author: Lynn A. Coleman
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781607428442
Size: 15.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Relive history on the American Great Plains as penned by nine different multi-published authors. Follow pioneers, immigrants, and orphans through their adventures, heartaches, challenges, victories, and romances. You are sure to find more than one favorite among nine stories in this unique collection to warm your heart and inspire your faith.

Pioneer Girl

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Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803225261
Size: 14.19 MB
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Describes the early childhood and life of Grace Snyder, whose family owned a Nebraska homestead in the late nineteenth century and endured the hardships and dangers of the prairie.