In Our Own Words

In Our Own Words

by Barbara Marriott

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"I have lived for months where my only neighbors were Indians and my one music the howl of the coyote." - Charlotte Tanner Nelson
It was a land the devil wouldn't have, made of sand and mountains filled with wild beasts and wild men. Yet in the eighteen hundreds the women came. Some came to join an adventuresome husband or son, some because of their religion.

They traveled the hard trail, suffering from lack of water, horrendous weather, disease and death. And once they arrived in the desolate wilderness they lived in tents, dugouts and log cabins. Everything for their life, from soap to food, from clothes to medicine they made, or grew, or did without. Husbands left to work far away leaving them to fight Indians, take care of the home and farm, and sometimes bury their children.

From 1935 until 1939 Federal Writers' Project workers interviewed Arizona pioneer women, who were then in their seventies or older. Their interviews, here in their own words, tell of heartbreak and joy, success and disappointment, and the building of a state.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781934757956
Publisher: Fireship Press
Publication date: 10/23/2009
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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In Our Own Words 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book does not fit the 9" Nook and the sentences are typed over and left hanging. I cannot read the book at all. Can't return a Nookbook which is the awful.