Annie Oakley (Famous Figures of the American Frontier Series)by Charles J. Shields
The woman who would gain fame as "Little Sure Shot," Annie Oakley, led an inspiring life. She was born Phoebe Ann Moses in 1860. When her father died and her family fell into debt, Annie developed her impressive shooting talent. Through patience and practice, she became skilled enough to support her family by shooting game. Her partnership with Frank Butler was just the beginning of a renowned trick-shooting career. Annie amazed crowds across America and Europe while traveling in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show. It was not just her shooting skill that captured the audience's imagination Annie was also respected as a lady. Throughout her career, Annie Oakley served not only as an example of the power of the human spirit overcoming adversity, but also as a woman helping to change the face of popular culture.
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