Books Daughters of the West

Daughters of the West

Daughters of the West


This action-packed book brings to life the colorful women of the Old Wild West. Horse-trading ladies, like the legendary "Mustang Jane," ruled the range with their six-shooters, "The Queen of Diamonds" rode sidesaddle over the rough terrain with her cowhands and a new breed of gutsy cowgirls fought their way to fame in the male-dominated world of rodeo. Others made quieter, gentler changes. From the famous and infamous, to the unsung heroines - cattle queens, petticoat prisoners, and dedicated schoolmarms - they represented the feminine side of the American frontier and brought a woman's touch to an otherwise uncivilized land. Ann Seagraves writes about yesterday's women with remarkable clarity and honest compassion. Illustrated throughout with b/w photos. Paperbound: 178 pages: 6 x 9"