Women and Indians on the Frontier, 1825–1915

  title={Women and Indians on the Frontier, 1825–1915},
  author={Rayna Green},
  journal={Western Historical Quarterly},
  • Rayna Green
  • Published 1985
  • History
  • Western Historical Quarterly
Pioneer women going west carried distinct images of themselves and of American Indians. Their views reflected stereotypes pervading the popular literature and journalism of the nineteenth century: women were weak and defenseless, their westward trek was a noble mission, and American Indians were savages. But as a result of their frontier experience, many women changed or discarded their earlier opinions. This book is the first account of how and why pioneer women altered their self-images and… Expand
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