Incredible true stories of the most amazing women in American history They were courageous, resourceful pioneers, enduring and adventurous. They made arduous journeys, carved careers out of the wilderness, defied conventions, and fought for their freedom. They were community leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs. These Outrageous Women of the American Frontier boldly faced the gritty realities of daily life?everything from starvation to shootouts?and made their mark in history! Among the outrageous women you?ll meet are: Charlie Parkhurst?who disguised herself as a man, drove a stagecoach for twenty years, and was probably the first American woman to vote Bridget "Biddy" Mason?a former slave who gained her freedom in the 1850s and made enough money to set up several homes for the homeless, sick, and old Gertrudis Barcelo?Santa Fe?s "Gambling Queen" who kept her maiden name, owned her own casino, and helped the United States win the Mexican-American War Libbie Custer?wife of the famous general and a talented writer who chronicled her frontier adventures in books that made her a wealthy woman Also available in the Outrageous Women series...Outrageous Women of Ancient Times Outrageous Women of Colonial America Outrageous Women of the Middle Ages Outrageous Women of the Renaissance
Table of Contents
PART ONE: THE AGE OF CONQUEST (1800 840S).
1. Sacagawea (1787 8??).
2. Gertrudis Barcelo (18?? 852).
3. Narcissa Whitman (1808 847).
4. Juana Briones (1802 889).
PART TWO: THE AGE OF settlement (1840s 870s).
5. Luzena Stanley Wilson (1821 8??).
6. Eliza Snow (1804 887).
7. Bridget "Biddy" Mason (1818 891).
8. Charlie Parkhurst (1812 879).
PART THREE: THE AGE OF EXPANSION (1870s 900).
9. Martha "Calamity Jane" Cannary (18?? 903).
10. "Stagecoach" Mary Fields (1832 914).
11. Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins (1844 891).
12. Libbie Custer (1842 933).
13. Nellie Cashman (18?? 925).
14. Evelyn Cameron (1868 928).
Other Outrageous Women of the American