US: American West: Pioneers / Cowgirls / Wives
Molly Brown (Margaret Tobin Brown)
A biography of Titanic survivor, Margaret Tobin Brown, known as Molly Brown. She was the subject of the play and movie, The Unsinkable Molly Brown.
Abigail Scott Duniway
Abigail Scott Duniway biography - profile of Abigail Scott Duniway, Western pioneer and women's rights advocate.
A profile of Calamity Jane (Martha Jane Cannary Burke), notable figure from American western history. In her later years a Wild West show star, Calamity Jane claimed to have been married to Wild Bill Hickok.
Calamity Jane Pictures
Pictures of Calamity Jane and some venues associated with her.
Pioneer Life in 19th Century America
Life on the frontier in 19th century America was often hard -- these cemetery photographs from Wisconsin illustrate one family's hardships.
Haun's journey from Iowa to California. Part of a middle school curriculum; excellent general information with footnotes for more info.
Keeping the Home Fires Burning
The lives of women as Europeans moved west. A curriculum unit for middle school, but valuable information for anyone interested in the topic.
McBeth, Kate & Sue: Missionaries to the Nez Perce
These Presbyterian sisters established a seminary, taught Euroamerican-style domestic skills, and struggled with federal agents and each other.
Texas Women Homesteaders
From 1845, when Texas became a state, women were among the settlers, either as individuals or with their families. This article outlines the history of homestead land claims by women.
The Women of the West: Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman's comments on women in the west: "; their ambition evidently is to copy their eastern sisters."
From Colorado to Wellesley College to Wyoming, this young teacher is the subject of a middle school curriculum unit (good general use, too).
Whitman, Narcissa and Marcus
Early Oregon settlers, the Whitmans were missionaries whose failure to save Cayuse children from the measles may have led to their murder in 1847.
Women in the West
Biographies, texts, images of women of the Western United States and Canada.
Women's First-Personal Narratives
Early California (1849) through the eyes of women, in books, letters, journals and other writings.