HEROINES OF THE EARLY WEST by Nancy Wilson Ross

HEROINES OF THE EARLY WEST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The extraordinary feats of courage which were performed by pioneers in this country were not restricted to the men of the early west. In this text, based on letters and diaries of the period, the heroism of pioneer women is revealed; Sacajawea; Narcissa Whitman, killed in an Indian blood orgy; Maine born Mary Baldwin, imbued with the love of the wilderness; six nuns who taught Christianity to the Oregon Indians; Abigail Duniway who fought ardently for women's rights when most of her contemporaries were merely concerned with survival. An interesting subject is dramatically treated here as Nancy Wilson Ross imparts a lesson in American history that is as rich in human interest as it is in fact.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1960
Publisher: Random House-Landmark