Women of the Frontier

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ISBN: 9781613740002
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Number of pages: 256
Author: Brandon Marie Miller
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Download and read online Women of the Frontier in PDF and EPUB In 1849 Luzena Wilson set out for California in a covered wagon with her husband and two little boys, hungry to join the tide of gold seekers. Like thousands of others, Luzena undertook the nearly 2,000 mile journey to an unknown land, where she'd rise from flood and fire, a survivor of the wild frontier. From months on the trail to life in a sod hut, western women adapted to their new lives and found beauty in the rugged, often dangerous landscape. They helped tame the Wild West as they farmed, ranched, kept shops, founded libraries and churches, staffed schools, and won the right to vote. Using journal entries and letters home, author Brandon Marie Miller lets the women speak for themselves in tales of courage, enduring spirit, and adventure. Meet women such as homesteader Miriam Colt, entrepreneur Clara Brown, army wife Frances Grummond, naturalist Martha Maxwell, missionary Narcissa Whitman, and political rabble-rouser Mary Lease. Women of the Frontier also recounts the impact pioneers had on those who were already living in the region. As white settlers gobbled up the lands of Native Americans and people of Spanish descent, the clash of cultures brought pain to many including Rachel Plummer and Cynthia Ann Parker, and spearheaded the work of Susette la Flesche and Sarah Winnemucca, who fought the government's treatment of American Indians.

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains

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ISBN: 0803247877
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 919
Author: David J. Wishart
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Download and read online Encyclopedia of the Great Plains in PDF and EPUB "Wishart and the staff of the Center for Great Plains Studies have compiled a wide-ranging (pun intended) encyclopedia of this important region. Their objective was to 'give definition to a region that has traditionally been poorly defined,' and they have


Filename: animals.pdf
ISBN: CORNELL:31924071493542
Release Date: 1916
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The Prairie Romance Collection

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ISBN: 9781607428442
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Number of pages: 448
Author: Lynn A. Coleman
Publisher: Barbour Publishing

Download and read online The Prairie Romance Collection in PDF and EPUB Relive history on the American Great Plains as penned by nine different multi-published authors. Follow pioneers, immigrants, and orphans through their adventures, heartaches, challenges, victories, and romances. You are sure to find more than one favorite among nine stories in this unique collection to warm your heart and inspire your faith.

Pioneer Girl

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ISBN: 0803225261
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 104
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Download and read online Pioneer Girl in PDF and EPUB Describes the early childhood and life of Grace Snyder, whose family owned a Nebraska homestead in the late nineteenth century and endured the hardships and dangers of the prairie.

Raising Goats Naturally

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ISBN: 9781550925432
Release Date: 2013-09-23
Number of pages: 304
Author: Deborah Niemann
Publisher: New Society Publishers

Download and read online Raising Goats Naturally in PDF and EPUB Produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fiber, fertilizer and more

The wild wild West

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105033899225
Release Date: 1969
Number of pages: 156
Author: Peter Lyon

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The Old Northwest

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ISBN: UOM:39015022218948
Release Date: 1980
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The Jumping Off Place

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ISBN: 9780486815688
Release Date: 2017-05-17
Number of pages: 320
Author: Marian Hurd McNeely
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

Download and read online The Jumping Off Place in PDF and EPUB This 1930 Newbery Honor Book relates an exciting tale of adventure in which four orphaned children head for the South Dakota prairie, where they battle drought, squatters, and other challenges.

Heritage of the Great Plains

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105131537164
Release Date: 2003
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The Small scale Poultry Flock

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ISBN: 9781603582902
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 394
Author: Harvey Ussery
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Download and read online The Small scale Poultry Flock in PDF and EPUB The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard. Ussery's model presents an entirely sustainable system that can be adapted and utilized in a variety of scales, and will prove invaluable for beginner homesteaders, growers looking to incorporate poultry into their farm, or poultry farmers seeking to close their loop. Ussery offers extensive information on: The definition of an integrated poultry flock (imitation of natural systems, integrating patterns, and closing the circle) Everything you need to know about your basic chicken (including distinctive points about anatomy and behavior that are critical to management) Extended information on poultry health and holistic health care, with a focus on prevention Planning your flock (flock size, choosing breeds, fowl useful for egg vs. meat production, sourcing stock) How to breed and brood the flock (including breeding for genetic conservation), including the most complete guide to working with broody hens available anywhere Making and mixing your own feed (with tips on equipment, storage, basic ingredients, technique, grinding and mixing) Providing more of the flock's feed from sources grown or self-foraged on the homestead or farm, including production of live protein feeds using earthworms and soldier grubs Using poultry to increase soil fertility, control crop damaging insects, and to make compost-including systems for pasturing and for tillage of cover crops and weeds Recipes for great egg and poultry dishes (including Ussery's famous chicken stock!) And one of the best step-by-step poultry butchering guides available, complete with extensive illustrative photos. No other book on raising poultry takes an entirely whole-systems approach, or discusses producing homegrown feed and breeding in such detail. This is a truly invaluable guide that will lead farmers and homesteaders into a new world of self-reliance and enjoyment.

Red River Valley Historical Review

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ISBN: WISC:89065986598
Release Date: 1974
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My Antonia

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ISBN: 1534823999
Release Date: 2016-06-22
Number of pages: 252
Author: Willa Cather
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Download and read online My Antonia in PDF and EPUB Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.publicdomain.org.uk) as a Public Domain Book, if you have any inquiries, requests or need any help you can just send an email to [email protected] This book is found as a public domain and free book based on various online catalogs, if you think there are any problems regard copyright issues please contact us immediately via [email protected]

The Backyard Homestead

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ISBN: 9781603425148
Release Date: 2009-02-11
Number of pages: 368
Author: Carleen Madigan
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Download and read online The Backyard Homestead in PDF and EPUB This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long.

I ll Gather My Geese

Filename: i-ll-gather-my-geese.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015021987063
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 153
Author: Hallie Crawford Stillwell
Publisher: Texas A & M University Press

Download and read online I ll Gather My Geese in PDF and EPUB In 1916, Hallie Crawford went to teach school in Presidio, just across the Rio Grande from Ojinaga, Mexico, which had been recently captured by Pancho Villa. Hallie's father, considering this a dangerous place for a young woman of nineteen to live alone, told her he thought she was going on a wild goose chase. "Then I'll gather my geese," she told him, with determination and independence. These traits stayed with Hallie all her life, and were indispensable in her role as a ranch wife. Raised as a "proper" Southern woman, Hallie was not prepared for the difficulties she faced when she moved to her new home, the Stillwell Ranch, in 1918. But she quickly became an invaluable part of the workings on the ranch. She watched and learned from her husband, Roy Stillwell, and she adjusted to the new life-style that she grew to love. The ranch hands, who thought she would only last six months, came to respect her and her abilities to do as much work as any man on the ranch. They became a family. Then Roy and Hallie started a family of their own. Three children were a handful, and the Stillwell family split its time between the ranch and a home in town. On the ranch outside Marathon, near the Mexican border, work was hard and joy came in the simple things. After working cattle all day, relaxing under the arbor in front of the house was a pleasure. Hallie had a favorite rock out behind the house, and she often sat on it to watch the sun set, take a break from her energetic youngsters, or otherwise gain some tranquility and perspective.The ranch and its inhabitants survived two world wars, the depression, droughts, an influenza epidemic, as well as the everyday troubles of ranching in the Big Bend country. Hallie's story, told in a personal and engaging way, is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the history of pioneering ranching in Texas.