Women of the West

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Overview


The independent-minded western woman was often eclipsed in popular literature by sensations like Calamity Jane and Belle Starr. Dorothy Gray looks at the actual lives of women who made their own way out west.

Starting with Sacajawea, the Shoshone guide for Lewis and Clark, Women of the West gives a historical overview of various pioneers: Narcissa Whitman, trailblazer to Oregon and missionary to the Indians; Esther Morris and Carrie Chapman Catt, leaders for women’s suffrage; ...

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Overview


The independent-minded western woman was often eclipsed in popular literature by sensations like Calamity Jane and Belle Starr. Dorothy Gray looks at the actual lives of women who made their own way out west.

Starting with Sacajawea, the Shoshone guide for Lewis and Clark, Women of the West gives a historical overview of various pioneers: Narcissa Whitman, trailblazer to Oregon and missionary to the Indians; Esther Morris and Carrie Chapman Catt, leaders for women’s suffrage; Susette “Bright Eyes” La Flesche, the first Indian woman to become a political advocate for her race; and Willa Cather, the first writer to transmute the experience of western women into serious literature.

Women of the West is enriched by other portraits: Ann Eliza Young, Brigham Young’s ninth wife, who divorced him and fought against polygamy; Bethenia Owens-Adair and Anna Howard Shaw, pacesetters in medicine and the ministry; Agnes Morley Cleaveland, author of the classic No Life for a Lady (also a Bison Book); Mary “Yellin” Lease, a populist who urged farmers to “raise less corn and more hell”; the black freedom fighter Biddy Mason; and Donaldina Cameron, scourge of the Chinese slave trade.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803270732
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 179
  • Lexile: 1280L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.33 (w) x 9.44 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author


Dorothy Gray is the author, with Phyllis Butler, of Everywoman’s Guide to Political Awareness. Introducer Paula Mitchell Marks, the author of Precious Dust: The Saga of the Western Gold Rushes (also a Bison Book), teaches history at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Sacajawea: The Shadows of History 5
Ch. 2 Narcissa Whitman: Overland to The Oregon Territory 21
Ch. 3 Juliet Brier: Across the Desert in '49 36
Ch. 4 Dame Shirley: Chronicler of the Mines 46
Ch. 5 Minority Women in the West: Juanita, Biddy Mason, Donaldina Cameron 61
Ch. 6 Winning the Vote in the West: Esther Morris and Carrie Chapman Catt 75
Ch. 7 Ann Eliza Young: "Wife No. 19" 87
Ch. 8 Bright Eyes La Flesche: An Indian Woman Fights for Justice 97
Ch. 9 Women on the Cattle Frontier: Agnes Morley Cleveland, Pamela Mann, Ella "Cattle Kate" Watson, Elizabeth Taylor 109
Ch. 10 Professional Women in the West: Anna Howard Shaw and Bethenia Owens-Adair 121
Ch. 11 Women of the Farm Frontier: Miriam Davis Colt and Mary Elizabeth Lease 135
Ch. 12 Willa Cather: Pioneer of Western Literature 147
Notes and Bibliography 160
Index 178
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  • Posted March 31, 2009

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    An excellent and extremely readable look at the varied contributions of women on the Western Frontier.

    This is a delightful and inspiring book that, when it first came out, challenged the prevailing stereotype of women on the frontier. These women ran cattle ranches. They ran businesses. They flexed their political muscles to gain the right to vote years before women in the East.

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