Annie Oakley
Belle Starr
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Annie Oakley

Bulls - Eye : A Photobiography Of Annie Oakley

Sharpshooter Annie Oakley, a beloved icon of American history, comes to life for a new generation. Born in the backwoods of Ohio, this remarkable woman overcame poverty and abuse to achieve worldwide fame as a daring performer and markswoman. Traveling with Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show, Annie delighted audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe with her target shooting, trick shots, and horseback riding stunts. Combining lively text, historical photos, and original quotes from Annie herself, Sue Macy reveals the gripping true story behind this legendary heroine.

Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill's Wild West: 102 Illustrations


Annie Oakley of the Wild West

Born in rural Ohio in 1860, Annie Moses rose from poverty to become Annie Oakley, the diminutive star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West show who could outshoot any man. Now a respected historian gives Oakley her fullest treatment to date in this rousing biography.

Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill Paper Dolls in Full Color

Skillful renderings of four dolls (Annie Oakley, Frank Butler, William "Buffalo Bill" Cody and Sitting Bull) with 27, authentic full-color costumes. Annie’s wardrobe of 15 outfits includes gingham apron worn over shirtwaist and pleated skirt, and elegant costume worn at command performance for Queen Victoria. 12 costumes for the men include plaid shooting outfit, fur-trimmed leather coat, tribal regalia with headdress, more. Introduction. Descriptive captions. 16 plates.

Belle Starr

Belle Starr and Her Times: The Literature, the Facts, and the Legends

Books, articles, poems, songs, and movies have described her as a 'bandit queen' or as a 'female Jesse James.' She was neither. In Belle Starr and Her Times, a book that is likely to become the standard reference on this subject, noted western writer Glenn Shirley examines the extensive popular literature surrounding Belle Starr and compares it to the historical record. Shirley does a good job of sorting out the numerous disagreements between the two. Belle Starr emerges from Shirley's detailed analysis as a tough, independent woman who lived in an unsettled and difficult time. She associated with western outlaws, and was herself convicted once of horse theft.

Belle Starr: The Bandit Queen

Legendary comrade and consort to train robbers, bootleggers, stagecoach robbers, bushwhackers, bank robbers, horse thieves, cattle thieves, and outlaws of all stripes, Belle Star (1848–89) was born in Missouri and emigrated with her family to Texas in 1863.

Myth made her a dancehall entertainer, faro dealer, expert horsewoman, crack shot, and adopted member of the Cherokee nation. Was her first love Cole Younger, a cousin and associate of Jesse James, and did she bear his child in 1869? And when she settled at Younger’s Bend on the Canadian River in Indian Territory, did she really establish a haven for desperadoes, mastermind a string of criminal enterprises, and entertain a series of lovers, all of whom met with violent ends?

Did the dime novelists invent her flamboyant dress, musical abilities, literary tastes, colorful language, and determined refusal to occupy "a woman’s place"? Or was she an original free spirit whose force of personality and violation of all normal standards of conduct made her the perfect antiheroine of the Western frontier? Burton Rascoe’s classic biography separates the facts from the folklore and traces the sources and afterlives of the fictional accounts published after her mysterious and unsolved murder. Glenda Riley’s introduction adds new evidence to help get behind the layers of oral history, hyperbole, and outright lies.

Miscellaneous

Buffalo Gals; Women of the Old West

Having to cook using buffalo dung for fuel and giving birth in the middle of the wilderness are two of the many hardships pioneer women faced on the long wagon trip West, according to Miller's engrossing narrative. Sepia-toned photographs and excerpts from firsthand accounts add to the well-rounded description of how women -- including Native-Americans -- coped, even flourished, on the frontier. - Horn Book

Frontier Women: 'Civilizing' the West? 1840-1880

The classic history of women on America's frontiers, now updated and thoroughly revised. FRONTIER WOMEN is an imaginative and graceful account of the extraordinarily diverse contributions of women to the development of the American frontier. Author Julie Roy Jeffrey has expanded her original analysis to include the perspectives of African American and Native American women.

Letters of a Woman Homesteader

In 1909 Elinore Pruitt Stewart decided she wanted to homestead on the Wyoming prairie. With her young daughter she took a train to Burnt Fork, Wyoming where she filed a claim for a ranch and went on to prove that a woman could make it on the frontier alone. Here, through 26 letters written over several years to a former employer, she tells of her adventure.

Soiled Doves: Prostitutes in the Early West

Soiled Doves is a well written and informative view of 19th century prostitution in the United States. Readers will smile, cry, and become angry, as each of the stories unfold. "The Love Story of Lottie Johl" is a haunting story which relates the full spectrum of the human condition, and relates how humanity can be so incredibly cruel to others, those individuals that were simply trying to make a way for themselves in the west. The lives of many women were explored in Soiled Doves. The stories were tastefully written and a delight to read. After reading Soiled Doves, one develops a different, more forgiving, view of prostitution and the ladies who were employed in it during the 1800s. Soiled Doves is a "must read" if the reader has an appreciation for American History and the role prostitution played in its development. - Glenn Kietzmann

Uncommon Common Women: Ordinary Lives of the West

Uncommon Common Women is a multi-genre collection that will broaden and enrich the general reader's understanding of women's lives during the western emigration era. Uncommon Common Women is not about the school marm or the dance hall girl, rather it focuses on the forgotten roles and gritty realities of women's lives during an often brutally difficult time. Featured are nonwhite pioneers, indigenous women, criminals, nuns, educators, and suffragists. By combining historical narrative with storytelling and photographs, Uncommon Common Women takes the reader on a rich and rewarding historical journey of many images and many voices. Uncommon Common Women is a highly recommended, painstakingly researched, exceptionally well presented addition to all women's studies and western studies collections and reading lists.
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