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Tomboy Bride

By: Backus, Harriet Fish

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Westwinds Press:

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 08797


Light reading crease to spine and slight reading curl to front cover, otherwise a fine, clean copy with no writing or marks. 306 pages with some black and photos. Foreword by Pam Houston, Afterword by the author's grandson, Robert G. Walton. From the publisher: "Around the turn of the twentieth century, Harriet Fish at the age of twenty hopped on a train in Oakland and headed to Denver to begin a new life with her fiancee George Backus. After the young couple was mar... View more info

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Martha Maxwell, Rocky Mountain Naturalist (Women in the West)

By: Benson, Maxine

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Lincoln, Nebraska, University of Nebraska Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 08796


First Bison Books printing. 335 pages with Appendices, Notes, Bibliography, and Index. Black and white photos. From the publisher: "Maxwell, called a 'modern Diana' in the popular press of her day, devoted her life to taxidermy, which she thought of 'as a fine art, subservient to science.' A childhood love of animals developed into a hobby and then, to her daughter's and husband's distress, a consuming, but never lucrative, profession. This is a biography of Maxwell. " View more info

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Sister to the Sioux: The Memoirs of Elaine Goodale Eastman, 1885-91 (The Pioneer Heritage Series, Vol. 7)

By: Eastman, Elaine Goodale; Edited by Kay Graber

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Lincoln, Nebraska, University of Nebraska Press: 1985

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 08795


Previous owner address label inside front cover, otherwise a fine copy. 175 pages with black and white photos. From the publisher: "In 1885 a genteel New England girl traveled to the western frontier to open a school on the Great Sioux Reservation. This book bears witness to a critical and tragic era in Lakota history and reveals the frequently contradictory attitudes of outsiders drawn to them." View more info

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Birchbark Belles: Women on the Michigan Frontier

By: Massie, Larry B. (Editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Allegan Forest, Michigan, Priscilla Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: SIGNED

Seller ID: 07125


From the back of the book: "Stories of 31 diverse women who had a t least one thing in common--the Michigan frontier experience." 307 pages with Notes, Sources Cited, and Index. Reproductions of historic prints and photographs illustrate the text. Signed by the author to the previous owners. View more info

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Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier

By: Stratton, Joanna L; Introduction by Arthur M. Schlesinger

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: 1981

Edition: BOOK CLUB EDITION

Seller ID: 08798


Clean copy with no writing or marks, just a bit of bumping and very light edge wear. Top edge of the front flap has a small, light moisture stain that does not bleed through to the book. 319 pages with Bibliography and Index, and includes the following Appendix: Guide to the Lilla Day Monroe Collection of Pioneer Stories. Illustrated with a section of historical black and white photos. The accounts in this book are of the daily lives of Kansas pioneer women, selected fro... View more info