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Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
by Isabella Bird
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In 1872, Isabella Bird, daughter of a clergyman, set off alone to the Antipodes 'in search of health' and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, she rode her horse through the American Wild West... (read more)

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Converting the West: A Biography of Narcissa Whitman
Converting the West: A Biography of Narcissa Whitman
by Julie Roy Jeffrey
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Narcissa Whitman and her husband, Marcus, were pioneer missionaries to the Cayuse Indians in Oregon Territory.and#160; Narcissa grew up in western New York State, her values and attitudes carefully shaped by her mother. Very much a child of the Second... (read more)

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No Time on My Hands
No Time on My Hands
by Grace Snyder
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Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the Frontier (Images of America)
Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the Frontier (Images of America)
by Linda Peavy
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Pioneer Women provides a rare look at frontier life through the eyes of the pioneer women who settled the American West. Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith vividly describe the hardships such women endured journeying west and making homes and communities on... (read more)

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Letters of a Woman Homesteader (Women of the West)
Letters of a Woman Homesteader (Women of the West)
by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
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Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
by Isabella Bird
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Womens Diaries of the Westward Journey
Womens Diaries of the Westward Journey
by Lillian Schlissel
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More than a quarter of a million Americans crossed the continental United States between 1840 and 1870, going west in one of the greatest migrations of modern times. The frontiersmen have become an integral part of our history and folklore, but the... (read more)

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Sagebrush Trilogy: Idah Meacham Strobridge and Her Works (Vintage West Series)
Sagebrush Trilogy: Idah Meacham Strobridge and Her Works (Vintage West Series)
by Idah Strobridge
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Smith (history, U. of Texas, El Paso) presents the diary of her great- grandfather, providing a glimpse of daily camp life and battle scenes from the perspective of a private during the Indian wars. This single volume contains three volumes of... (read more)

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The Magnificent Mountain Women: Adventures in the Colorado Rockies
The Magnificent Mountain Women: Adventures in the Colorado Rockies
by Janet Robertson
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Looking over the great prairie in the early 1880s, Nellie Buchanan said, and#8220;I knew I would never be contented until I had a home of our own in the wonderful West.and#8221; Some were not so sanguine. Mary Cox described the prairie as and#8220;the... (read more)

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Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the American West, 1865-90
Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the American West, 1865-90
by Anne M. Butler
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No Life for a Lady (Women of the West)
No Life for a Lady (Women of the West)
by Agnes Mo Cleaveland
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Mollie: The Journal of Mollie Dorsey Sanford in Nebraska and Colorado Territories, 1857-1866
Mollie: The Journal of Mollie Dorsey Sanford in Nebraska and Colorado Territories, 1857-1866
by Mollie Dorsey Sanford
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Best of Covered Wagon Women
Best of Covered Wagon Women
by Kenneth L Holmes
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The diaries and letters of women who braved the overland trails during the great nineteenth-century westward migration are treasured documents in the study of the American West. These eight firsthand accounts are among the best ever written. They were... (read more)

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Covered Wagon Women Volume 2
Covered Wagon Women Volume 2
by Kenneth L Holmes
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Narrative of the Life of MRS. Mary Jemison (95 Edition)
Narrative of the Life of MRS. Mary Jemison (95 Edition)
by James E. Seaver
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Mary Jemison was one of the most famous white captives who, after being captured by Indians, chose to stay and live among her captors. In the midst of the Seven Years War(1758), at about age fifteen, Jemison was taken from her western Pennsylvania home... (read more)

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We Sagebrush Folks (88 Edition)
We Sagebrush Folks (88 Edition)
by Annie Pike Greenwood
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Soiled Doves: Prostitution in the Early West (Women of the West)
Soiled Doves: Prostitution in the Early West (Women of the West)
by Ann Seagraves
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Women of the Gold Rush: "The New Penelope" and Other Stories
Women of the Gold Rush: "The New Penelope" and Other Stories
by Frances Full Victor
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Letters of a Woman Homesteader
Letters of a Woman Homesteader
by Stewart Elinore Prui
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Lady's Choice: Ethel Waxham's Journals & Letters, 1905-1910
Lady's Choice: Ethel Waxham's Journals & Letters, 1905-1910
by Ethel Waxham
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