One of them called out to another " Look out not to let any sticks roll that way , there's a woman and child in that tent . ... “ Certainly , ” I said , leading her towards him . His gentle tones and pleasant [ 80 ] A FRONTIER LADY.
Author: Sarah Royce
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Since it was first published in 1932, A Frontier Lady has held a high and special place in the literature of Americas westward migration. Written in the 1880s at the request of her son, the philosopher and educator Josiah Royce, Sarah Royce's narrative of the family odyssey across the continent and of their early years in California is also the portrait of a remarkable woman. In the words of her daughter-in-law, "Wherever she was, she made civilization, even when it seemed that she had little indeed from which to make it."
Author: Mary Ellen SnodgrassPublish On: 2018-06-01
... 43 French, 7, 10–11, 13, 17, 28–29, 40, 41, 43, 51, 55, 61, 64, 89, 96, 99, 111, 113–114, 209, 212, 213, 214, 234; French Canadian, 7, 10, 12, 16, 38, 69–70, 80, 186 French, Alice, 155 French and Indian War, 17, 189 A Frontier Lady ...
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
While often less celebrated than their male counterparts, women have been vital contributors to the arts for centuries. Works by women of the frontier represent treasured accomplishments of American culture and still impress us today, centuries after their creation. The breadth of creative expression by women of this time period is as impressive as the women themselves. In Frontier Women and Their Art: A Chronological Encyclopedia, Mary Ellen Snodgrass explores the rich history of women’s creative expression from the beginning of the Federalist era to the end of the 19th century. Focusing particularly on Western artistic style, the importance of cultural exchange, and the preservation of history, this book captures a wide variety of artistic accomplishment, such as: Folk music, frontier theatrics, and dancing Quilting, stitchery, and beadwork Sculpture and adobe construction Writing, translations, and storytelling Individual talents highlighted in this volume include basketry by Nellie Charlie, acting by Blanche Bates, costuming by Annie Oakley, diary entries from Emily French, translations by Sacajawea, flag designs by Nancy Kelsey, photography by Jennie Ross Cobb, and singing by Lotta Crabtree. Each entry includes a comprehensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources, as well as further readings on the female artists and their respective crafts. This text also defines and provides examples of technical terms such as applique, libretto, grapevine, farce, coil pots, and quilling. With its informative entries and extensive examinations of artistic talent, Frontier Women and Their Art is a valuable resource for students, scholars, and anyone interested in learning about some of the most influential and talented women in the arts.
Butheheld out a hand to her and managed a grin, though he felt hemust look completely repugnant to thisexquisite frontier woman. “Howdy, ma'am,” Griff said, and his companions added similar greetings. Griff continued, “I reckon I'm ...
Author: Judith Pella
Publisher: Baker Books
Deborah Graham learns too late--on her wedding night--that her escape from the ravages of the Civil War to the plains of Texas is really no escape at all. A captivating first book in the historical fiction Lone Star Legacy series.
Their vocal presence in the trusteeship records reminds us that female power mongers were by no means a seventeenth-century oddity, limited in time, and largely confined to white Englishwomen of respectable birth.
Author: Ben Marsh
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Ranging from Georgia's founding in the 1730s until the American Revolution in the 1770s, Georgia's Frontier Women explores women's changing roles amid the developing demographic, economic, and social circumstances of the colony's settling. Georgia was launched as a unique experiment on the borderlands of the British Atlantic world. Its female population was far more diverse than any in nearby colonies at comparable times in their formation. Ben Marsh tells a complex story of narrowing opportunities for Georgia's women as the colony evolved from uncertainty toward stability in the face of sporadic warfare, changes in government, land speculation, and the arrival of slaves and immigrants in growing numbers. Marsh looks at the experiences of white, black, and Native American women-old and young, married and single, working in and out of the home. Mary Musgrove, who played a crucial role in mediating colonist-Creek relations, and Marie Camuse, a leading figure in Georgia's early silk industry, are among the figures whose life stories Marsh draws on to illustrate how some frontier women broke down economic barriers and wielded authority in exceptional ways. Marsh also looks at how basic assumptions about courtship, marriage, and family varied over time. To early settlers, for example, the search for stability could take them across race, class, or community lines in search of a suitable partner. This would change as emerging elites enforced the regulation of traditional social norms and as white relationships with blacks and Native Americans became more exploitive and adversarial. Many of the qualities that earlier had distinguished Georgia from other southern colonies faded away.
women within marriage , especially in the all - important area of fertility . Influential writers such as Dr. William ... One scholar notes that even on the frontier women were bearing fewer children . See Julie Roy Jeffrey , Frontier ...
Author: Alice Kirk Grierson
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Collects the letters of the wife of Civil War major general Benjamin H. Grierson, describing daily life and hardships at frontier posts like Fort Riley, Fort Concho, Fort Davis, and Fort Grant
A Hard , New World Even after the long trip to the West ended , life in a new home on the frontier was difficult . The diaries and journals of the women on the frontier describe life as lonely and tiring . The physical labor of growing ...
Author: Ryan P. Randolph
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Describes the lives of some women who became known during the western expansion in nineteenth century America.
woman expressed surprise that Indians who came into her camp to trade said nothing at all about whiskey . ... Frontierswomen's intolerance was intensified by their need to survive the demanding frontier environment .
Author: Glenda Riley
Publisher: UNM Press
Pioneer women going west carried distinct images of themselves and of American Indians. Their views reflected stereotypes pervading the popular literature and journalism of the nineteenth century: women were weak and defenseless, their westward trek was a noble mission, and American Indians were savages. But as a result of their frontier experience, many women changed or discarded their earlier opinions. This book is the first account of how and why pioneer women altered their self-images and their views of American Indians. In Women and Indians on the Frontier, Riley substantially revises the conventional melodramatic picture of pioneer women cowering when confronted with Indians. Frontier life required women to be self-reliant, independent, and hardy: as they learned to adapt, frontierswomen also learned to reexamine stereotypes in the light of experience. Interestingly, Riley explains, while pioneer women frequently changed their beliefs about Indians, they did not often revise their attitudes toward Mormon or Mexican women following contact with them. Frontierswomen also differed from men, whose unfavorable impression of Indians seldom changed. Riley's work is an important addition to Western history, women's studies, and American Indian studies. She examines in detail images and myths of both women and Indians, using examples from history, literature, and film, complemented by period photographs and illustrations. Her comparative account will interest a variety of scholars concerned with cultures in conflict and transition.
Their eyes met, and a silent understanding passed between them. She belonged to both of them—and to neither of them. Cricket was what she was—a frontier woman, fierytempered and bold, 411 FRONTIER WOMAN.
Author: Joan Johnston
The prequel to the New York Times bestseller The Texan Sprawling 1840s Texas comes alive in the hands of Joan Johnston, New York Times bestselling author of The Cowboy and The Texan. Introducing the unforgettable Creed dynasty, transporting us back to a wild, lawless frontier, Johnston brings us a stirring, passionate story of Texas Ranger Jarrett Creed and the free-spirited beauty who captures his heart—a woman sworn to love no man. FRONTIER WOMAN Captured by Comanches as a boy, Jarrett Creed grew to manhood torn between two worlds. But with the young republic under siege from ravaging Mexican armies and marauding Indian tribes alike, he made his choice. Now, as a secret government mission brings the Texas Ranger to lovely Cricket Stewart’s door, he must choose again. The youngest daughter of a wealthy gentleman planter, Cricket lives life as she pleases and vows never to be a wife to any man. Until the day Jarrett Creed saves her from avenging Comanches . . . by claiming her as his bride. The last thing either expects is to fall in love. But as a traitorous conspiracy and a secret tragedy test their newfound union, a wild-spirited beauty and a Texas lawman will discover just how far they will go for their precious homeland—and for a love that could free them from the sorrows of the past.
Jousting In The New Mexican Desert - A woman’s father sends her off via a matchmaker to a man with a castle in New Mexico.
Author: Doreen Milstead
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Jousting In The New Mexican Desert - A woman’s father sends her off via a matchmaker to a man with a castle in New Mexico. Diego takes reenactments and old Spanish artifacts to the extreme. He holds frequent jousts, with his cowboys as participants, and has decorated his castle in a medieval style. One day, a chalice is discovered in an ornate wooden box buried in the desert. Then, the miracles start to happen. From Mother Russia To The Old West, is about a woman traveling across country from Moscow, to meet a rancher and become his bride. Unfortunately, when she gets to his town she cannot see anyone fitting the description he’d put in his letters to her. She is stranded in a new, and to her, strange country, with no hope of returning to her old life.