The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West

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U of Nebraska Press, 1958 - Social Science - 317 pages
30 Reviews
A lively, informal but factual account of the women who built the West includes descriptions of Elizabeth Custer, Lola Montez, Josephine Meeker, and Carry Nation.
  

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Review: The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West

User Review  - Jack - Goodreads

I was close to rating this book 2 stars. I think 2.5 stars appropriate (get those half stars Goodreads!). While interesting, it lacks substance. It really is a bunch of individual stories that do not ... Read full review

Review: The Gentle Tamers: Women of the Old Wild West

User Review  - Paul V. - Goodreads

An interesting bit of previously unwritten history of frontier women and their civilizing effects on frontier men. Written by the author of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, but not nearly as great. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER PAGE
11
Peril Lay at Every Hand
18
ra The Army Girls
43
Beau Sabreur and His Lady Fair
67
Some Ladies of Easy Virtue
74
Many a Weary Mile
94
A Lodging for the Night
122
vin Vanity Conquers All
133
A Little Light Diversion
147
A Home in the West
190
xn The Great Female Shortage
212
Wyoming Tea Party
238
xrv Casting Off the Shackles
252
Schoolmarms and Maternal Forces
284
Male Viewpoint
293
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Dee Brown is author of numerous books including "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." "The Fetterman Massacre" and "The Galvanized Yankees" are both available as Bison Books.

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