Frontier grit : the unlikely true stories of daring pioneer women / Marianne Monson
Book | Shadow Mountain | 2016

Additional actions:


x, 198 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
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.
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.
Chronological Term
Other Form:
Online version: Monson, Marianne, 1975- author. Frontier grit. Salt Lake City, Utah : Shadow Mountain, [2016] 9781629734682 (DLC) 2016012793
9781629722276 (hardbound ;) (alk. paper)
1629722278 (hardbound ;) (alk. paper)
Back to top