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She Wore a Yellow Ribbon: Women Soldiers and Patriots of the Western Frontier
From the earliest days of the western frontier, women heeded the call to go west along with their husbands, sweethearts, and parents. Many of these women were attached to the army camps that dotted the prairies as wives, daughters, and camp followers, and some were active participants in the skirmishes and battles that took place as the burgeoning population of the United ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by TwoDot
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This is a book of short biographical essays on important women in Western Frontier history. That having been said, I must now say this was a somewhat boring book. I didn't want it to be. But it was. So read it if you want some Western women's history, but not if you want to be entertained.
May 27, 2011 Katherine rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Those with interest in the women who lived in the early West and paved the way for the women to come
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