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Women and Indians on the Frontier, 1825-1915

By: Riley, Glenda

Price: $5.00

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press: 1984

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2296063

ISBN: 0826307809

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing. 1984 Trade Paperback. 352 pp. 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 their views of American Indians. View more info