Alexander Macgregor & J. P. Maclean
The astonishing life of one of Scotland’s most famous daughters
Anyone who knows about the abortive 1745 Jacobite Rising in Scotland, knows the romantic tale of how, after the catastrophi..
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..
Sarah L. Larimer
The Ordeals of an American Pioneer Woman Captured by Indians in 1864
A famous account of abduction and escape from hostile Indians in the old West
In July, 1864 hostile Oglala Sioux Indians attacked the wagon train of the pioneering Kelly and Larimer families approx..
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..
Margaret Irvin Carrington
The Classic Account of a U. S. Army Officer’s Wife on the Great Plains During the Indian Wars
A classic of the early history of Wyoming
This well known account of army life on the western frontier, by the wife of Colonel Henry B. Carrington the post-commander of Fort Phil Kearney during ‘Re..
Isabella L. Bird
Letters of Personal Adventure in 1873
A great lady traveller’s best known work
Isabella Bird was born in 1831 in Cheshire, England became one of a distinguished group of female travellers famous in the nineteenth century—a time when it..
or, History of the Second Colorados—Union Volunteer Cavalry at War Against Indians & Confederate Forces, 1860-65
Union horse soldiers in the far west
Curiously for a work that is at least in part the regimental history of a cavalry unit, its author was a woman, Ellen Williams, who was not only a mere chronicl..
James E. Seaver
The Ordeals and Life of a Young Settler Girl Captured by Indians During the French and Indian War
‘Little woman of great courage’-the life of Mary Jemison
Mary Jemison’s is a remarkable story. Born in 1743, she was captured by Indians whilst in her teenage years. Her family had emigrated from I..
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..