The Gentle Tamers by Dee Brown
Women of the Old Wild West

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Dee Brown’s fascinating history of women on America’s western frontier
“Who was the western Woman? What was she like, this gentle yet persistent tamer of the wild land that was the American West?” These are questions that Dee Brown, author of the bestselling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, sets out to answer in this spirited work of social history. He outlines the many types of female pioneers: housewives to rebels, schoolteachers to saloon women. They included notables such as Elizabeth Custer, Esther Morris, and Lola Montez. Wonderfully attuned to anecdote, Brown describes these extraordinary women with enthusiasm and compassion. He makes a persuasive case that, though men first settled the West, it was women who civilized it. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Dee Brown including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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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.
Published October 23, 2012 by Open Road Media. 311 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Take the sub-title rather than the title for your guide, as ""The Gentle Tamers"" seems to this reader a misnomer for the tales of some 25 women who crossed the Western trails or settled there in the old and not-so-old days.

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