Dan W. Roberts
Mrs. D. W. Roberts
Two Accounts of the Early Days of the Texas Rangers by a Married Couple—Rangers and Sovereignty by Dan W. Roberts & A Woman’s Reminiscences of Six Years in Camp with the Texas Rangers by Mrs. D. W. Roberts
Married life with the Texas Rangers on the old frontier
Accounts of the lives of the Texas Rangers and of the early frontier days of the untamed American South-West are never less than fascinating...
Elinore Pruitt Stewart
The Collected Correspondence of a Woman Settler on the American Frontier — Letters of a Woman Homesteader & Letters On an Elk Hunt
An authentic voice from the western frontier
Elinore Pruitt Stewart is renowned for her books ‘Letters of a Woman Homesteader’ and its sequel ‘Letters on an Elk Hunt,’ both of which are included in..
Thomas Teakle & R. A. Smith
Two Accounts of the Santee Sioux Attack on the Iowa Settlements in 1857—The Spirit Lake Massacre by Thomas Teakle & A History of Dickinson County, Iowa (Extract) by R. A. Smith
Scarlet Point’s raid in Iowa
In March 1857, after a particularly severe winter, a band of fourteen starving, renegade Wahpekute Santee Sioux led by Scarlet Point (Inkpaduta) descended on the settle..
The Massacre & Captivity of Settlers in Virginia by Indians, 1786
A tragedy of Virginian colonial frontier
In the summer of 1786 a large war party of Shawnee Indians entered Abb’s Valley, Virginia, and descended on the household of militia officer Captain John Mo..
Frances C. Carrington
The Classic Account of an Infantry Lieutenant’s Wife on the Great Plains During the Indian Wars
A classic memoir of life on the western frontier
The author of this well known and well regarded work begins her story of army life as a young officer’s wife on the western frontier with all the na..
F. C. McGlashan
The Ordeal of the Wagon Train of Pioneers in the Sierra Nevada Winter of 1846-7
A tragic legend of the way West
The story of the Donner Party is a tragic and infamous episode in the history of the 19th century pioneer migrations that crossed continental America. In May 1846 ei..
The Raid of the Santee Sioux Against the Iowa Frontier Settlements, 1857
The last Indian raid in Iowa
The winter of 1856-7 was a particularly severe one in Iowa, with prolonged heavy snowfall across the region. In March 1857 a chronic shortage of game and other food per..
Royal B. Stratton
The Capture & Captivity of Two Young American Women in the 1850s by the Apache Indians
The incredible story of the girl with the face tattoo
The story of the Oatman girls, Olive and Mary Ann, is one of the most famous accounts of the abduction of white women by indigenous Indians in ..
John Franklin Meginness
The Story of a Quaker Girl's Abduction and Life Among the Miami Indians
Life among the Indians
Young Frances Slocum was one of a family of peaceful Quakers from the Wyoming Valley, but latterly living in Lenape, Pennsylvania when, in 1778, aged just five years old, she..
William W. Fowler
The Exploits of Dozens of Pioneer Women of the United States
The exceptional women who helped build a nation
There can be little doubt in the minds of anyone who has an interest in the history of the pioneers of the emergent American nation of the huge, sign..
A Young Wife of an Officer of the U.S. 8th Infantry in Apacheria During the 1870s
A lady, the desert, the army and the Apaches
This is the account of the life of a young army wife who followed her husband—a second lieutenant of infantry—after the turbulent years of the American ..
Lydia Spencer Lane & Lodisa Frizzell
Two Accounts of American Women on the Western Frontier
I Married a Soldier or Old Days in the Old Army
Across the Plains to California in 1852 Journal of Mrs. Lodisa Frizzell
The accounts of two women of the West in the 1850s
The Great Plains evoke the very essence of the wild American frontier. In reality, beyond the ‘settled and civilised’ eastern seaboard lay a great..
Cynthia Ann Parker and Others
The Narratives of Seven Women Taken Prisoner by the Plains Indians of the American West
Cynthia Ann Parker the Story of Her Capture
Mrs. J. E. De Camp Sweet’s Narrative of Her Captivity in the Sioux Outbreak of 1862
Taken by the Indians of the West
As the inexorable passage of pioneer immigrants pushed westward into the vastness of the American wilderness it was inevitable that the new settlers would collide w..
Frances M. A. Roe
Experiences on the Western Frontier With the United States Army
On the Western Frontier with the U. S Army
Some of the most valuable and endearing accounts of life on the nineteenth century American Western frontier have come from the pens of women authors. Amo..
Elizabeth B. Custer
The Experiences of General Custer’s Wife in Kansas and Texas
From the Army of the Potomac to the Plains Indian War
Elizabeth 'Libby' Custer must be commended for her literary efforts. She was certainly responsible for expanding and embellishing the Custer le..