WOMEN OF THE WEST Diana O’Toole ANNIE OAKLEY ONE OF THE GREATEST SHOOTERS IN THE WORLD. WELL KNOWN BOTH IN AMERICA AND EUROPE FOR HER SKILLS AND GENEROSITY. http://www.cowgirls.com/dream/cowgal s/oakley.htm BELLE STARR FROM 1875 TO 1880, BELLE WAS THE UNDISPUTED LEADER OF A BAND OF CATTLE-AND HORSETHIEVES. legendsofamerica.com BORLAND, MARGARET HEFFENAN By 1873 she owned a herd of more than 10,000 cattle. She was said to be the only woman known to have led a cattle drive. http://petticoatsandpistols.com/2010/04/20/ margaret-heffernan-borland-rancher-andwoman-trail-driver/ CALAMITY JANE: THE "HEROINE OF THE PLAINS." HUNG AROUND THE OVERLAND TRAIL TERRITORY, WAS EVEN A PONY EXPRESS RIDER, AND FRIENDS WITH OTHER "PERSONALITIES" OF THE WEST DURING THE MID TO LATE 1800'S. http://www.biography.com/people/calamity-jane-9234950 CATTLE KATE THE FIRST WOMAN HANGED BY VIGILANTES. Charley Parkhurst One of the earliest drivers of stage coaches CHARLEY PARKHURST THE "WHIP"— IT WAS SAID THAT SHE COULD HANDLE A TEAM OF HORSES AND STAGE COACH BETTER THAN ANY MAN. http://www.sptddog.com/sotp/parkhurst.html NANCY JOHNSON… A WOMAN WHO FOUGHT FOR RIGHTS TO OBTAIN A DIVORCE IN 1858. UNTIL THIS POINT IT TOOK AN ACT OF LEGISLATURE. http://www.legendsofamerica.com http://www.legendsofamerica.com ELIZABETH SIMPSON BRADSHAW A WIDOW, WITH FIVE CHILDREN, THE YOUNGEST ONLY 6 YEARS OF AGE, WALKED ACROSS THE AMERICAN PRAIRIE PUSHING ALL HER FAMILY POSSESSIONS IN A HANDMADE, WOODEN HANDCART. AFTER MUCH TRIBULATION, MORE THAN COULD EVER BE TOLD, ELIZABETH, WITH ALL OF HER CHILDREN STILL ALIVE, ARRIVED AT HER DESTINATION, THE SALT LAKE VALLEY. THERE IN THE WEST SHE MADE HER HOME, REARED HER CHILDREN, AND IS HONORED BY HER POSTERITY. PEARL HART: FIRST KNOWN FEMALE STAGE ROBBER IN ARIZONA TERRITORY AFTER BEING CAPTURED FOR THE STAGE ROBBERY, SHE SAID THAT SHE "WOULD NEVER CONSENT TO BE TRIED UNDER A LAW SHE OR HER SEX HAD NO VOICE IN MAKING, OR TO WHICH A WOMAN HAD NO POWER UNDER THE LAW TO GIVE HER CONSENT." SHE HAD BECOME A STRIDENT VOICE FOR "WOMEN'S EMANCIPATION." LAURA INGALLS WILDER Well known woman who wrote of her adventures from living in the Western Frontier. Lizzie Johnson Williams Texas Cattle Queen Teacher, Writer, Investor, Rancher First Generation of the Shelton Family in Austin 1845 - 1924 LIZZIE E. JOHNSON WILLIAMS http://ouraustin.com/lizzie.htm Stagecoach" Mary Fields moved to the Great Falls, Montana area. Fields was the first female African American carrier for the mail service in Montana. She also owned several businesses in Cascade County Montana and drove the stagecoach, which is where her nickname originated. . Fields was an extremely popular person in Virginia City, Montana, so much so, that a Virginia City ordinance was enacted that made it legal for her to enter a saloon, a place forbidden by law to any other self-respecting woman. " <http://www.legendsofamerica.com Nellie Cashman--The Angel of Tombstone Described by her biographer, "Pretty as a Victorian cameo and, when necessary, tougher than two-penny nails," the extraordinary Nellie Cashman wandered frontier mining camps of the 1800s seeking gold, silver and a way to help others http://www.legendsofamerica.com Coming to Texas as a young bride in 1850, Nancy Kelly was a fearless woman who raised her children on a remote ranch. It was difficult to even get water from the spring without taking a gun for fear Indians were hiding close by. HTTP://WWW.OVER-LAND.COM/WESTPERS2.HTML MS. MILLER Women of the Shooting Iron Ms. Miller, a Deputy United States Marshall in the 1890's, had the reputation of being a fearless and efficient officer. It was said that she was a "young woman of prepossessing appearance, wears a cowboy hat and is always adorned with a pistol belt full of cartridges and a dangerous looking Colt pistol which she knows how to use." http://www.legendsofamerica.com CATHAY WILLLIAMS Disguised as a man, Cathay Williams was the first female Buffalo soldier. She enlisted in the 38th US Infantry as William Cathay. http://www.legendsofamerica.com PEARL HART http://westerntrips.blogspot.com/2011/05/yuma-territorial-prison-andfemale.html The Arizona female stagecoach robber who served time in the Yuma Territorial Prison. Belle Starr- The notorious outlaw and friend of the James and Younger brothers http://westernhistory.hubpages.com/hub/Frontier-Women-of-the American-West Libbie Custer -The wife of Gen. George Armstrong Custer who lived in many frontier military forts and spent her last years defending her husband's name. http://westernhistory.hubpages.com/hub/Frontier-Women-ofthe-American-West There have been hundreds of women that contributed to the history of the Wild West. This presentation only focused on a few that made the Wild West what it was. "Annie Oakley." Cowgirls.com. Web. 30 Oct. 2011. <http://www.cowgirls.com/dream/cowgals/oakley.htm>. "Calamity Jane Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com." Famous Biographies & TV Shows - Biography.com. Web. 27 Oct. 2011. <http://www.biography.com/people/calamity-jane-9234950>. "Charlie D. Parkhurst - The Shadows of The Past Chronicle." Welcome To Spotted Dog Ranch. Web. 28 Oct. 2011. <http://www.sptddog.com/sotp/parkhurst.html>. "History and Tales." Our Austin. Web. 30 Oct. 2011. <http://ouraustin.com/lizzie.htm>. Legends of America - A Travel Site for the Nostalgic and Historic Minded. Web. 26 Oct. 2011. <http://www.legendsofamerica.com>. Petticoats & Pistols » Margaret Heffernan Borland: Rancher and Woman Trail Driver." Petticoats & Pistols. Web. 28 Oct. 2011. <http://petticoatsandpistols.com/2010/04/20/margaret-heffernan-borlandrancher-and-woman-trail-driver/>. " "Women of the West--Last Updated 07/14/01." The Overland Trail Main Page--Last Updated 12/07/02. Web. 29 Oct. 2011. <http://www.overland.com/westpers2.html>.