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"The Gentle Tamers - Women of the Old Wild West" by Dee Brown
ISBN 0-8032-5025-8 (pbk.)

"The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier" (The correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson)
ISBN 0-8032-7929-9 (pbk.)

"An Army Wife's Cookbook - With Household Hints & Home Remedies" by Alice Kirk Grierson
Standard Book No.: 0-911408-27-4

"Vanished Arizona" by Martha Summerhayes
ISBN 0-8032-9105-1 (pbk.)

"Westering Women and the Frontier Experience 1800-1915" by Sandra L. Myres
ISBN 0-8263-0626-8 (pbk.)

"Following the Drum - A Glimpse of Frontier Life" by Teresa Griffin Viele
ISBN 0-8032-9602-9 (pbk.)

"Absaraka - Home of the Crows" by Margaret Irvin Carrington
ISBN 0-8032-6315-5 (pbk.)

"The Good Old Days - They Were Terrible!" by Otto L. Bettman
ISBN 0-394-70941-1 (pbk.)

"Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife" by Ellen McGowan Biddle
ISBN 0-8117-2058-6 (pbk.)

"Army Letters from an Officer's Wife" by Frances M.A. Roe
ISBN 0-8032-8905-7 (pbk.)

"Women & Indians on the Frontier, 1825-1915" by Glenda Riley
ISBN 0-8263-0780-9 (pbk.)

"Cavalry Life in Tent & Field" by Mrs. Orsemus B. Boyd
ISBN 0-8032-6063-6 (pbk.)

"Boots and Saddles or, Life in Dakota with General Custer" by Elizabeth B. Custer
Library of Congress Catalog No. 61-8999

"Life on the Plains" by Gen. G.A. Custer
(Check with Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, D.C.)


Many of these books are no longer in print but can still be located through eBay, Library of Congress, Barnes & Noble, and Borders.

Some books that pre-date the Indian Wars period but give you an eye-view of life of the women who crossed the United States on the westward journey include:

"Women Who Charmed the West" by Anne Seagraves
ISBN 0-9619088-2-3

"Pioneer Women - Voices from the Kansas Frontier" by Joanna L. Stratton
ISBN 0-671-44748-3 (pbk.)

"Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey" by Lillian Schlissel
ISBN 0-8052-747-3 (pbk.)


If you have any questions, please let me know via e-mail
Carol E. Helms