Frontier grit : the unlikely true stories of daring pioneer women / Marianne Monson.
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- ISBN: 9781629722276
- ISBN: 1629722278
- Physical Description: x, 198 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Salt Lake City, UT : Shadow Mountain, 
- Copyright: ©2016
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Nellie Cashman : gold rush "boomer" -- Aunt Clara Brown : a woman in a thousand -- Abigail Scott Duniway : Oregon Trail suffragette -- María Amparo Ruiz de Burton : first Mexican-American female novelist -- Luzena Stanley Wilson : frontier entreprenuer -- Mother Jones : she could not be silenced -- Zitkala-Sa : Dakota Sioux rights activist and writer -- Mary Hallock Foote : mining town author and illustrator -- Martha Hughes Cannon : frontier doctor and first female state senator -- Donaldina Cameron : the most loved and feared woman in Chinatown -- Charley Parkhurst : most celebrated stagecoach driver in the West -- Makaopiopio : the spirit of Aloha.
|Summary, etc.:|| Monson shares the stories of twelve women who heard the call to settle the west and came from all points of the globe to begin their journey. As a slave, Clara watched helpless as her husband and children were sold, only to be reunited with her youngest daughter six decades later. Charlotte hid her gender to escape a life of poverty and became the greatest stagecoach driver that ever lived. A Native American, Gertrude fought to give her people a voice and to educate leaders about the ways and importance of America's native people. All endured hardships, overcame obstacles, and changed the world.
These are gripping miniature dramas of good-hearted women, selfless providers, courageous immigrants and migrants, and women with skills too innumerable to list. Many were crusaders for social justice and women s rights. All endured hardships, overcame obstacles, broke barriers, and changed the world. The author ties the stories of these pioneer women to the experiences of women today with the hope that they will be inspired to live boldly and bravely and to fill their own lives with vision, faith, and fortitude. To live with grit.
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