Women of the west

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.
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<http://www.legendsofamerica.com
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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
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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/>.
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"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>.