Cowgirl Way (Hats Off to America's Women of the West)
Cowgirl spirit is well summarized, "Nothing can keep my down! I can do better." Filled with spunk, adventure and courage, these women of the Wild West overcame obstacles from friend, foe, and frontier and emerged victorious. Daughters and sons will be mesmerized by the well-researched stories and journal entries of the equestriennes, sharpshooters, outlaws, wranglers and performers from America's past. Covers 1840s pioneers through today's rodeo riders including the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum. Lavishly illustrated with black & white and color photographs. pb, 112 pgs. ~ Deanne
A beautiful and fascinating nonfiction book about the history of cowgirls, by the author of Shake, Rattle, and Roll, and Honky-Tonk Heroes and Hillbilly Angels.
The 1840s ushered in the beginning of the largest migration in US history. People in crowded Eastern cities and Missouri River towns were feeling the pull of the Western frontier. It was the dawn of a new era of expansion, and over the next few decades, the making of a new kind of pioneer. It was the birth of the cowgirl!
Welcome to the world of nimble equestriennes, hawkeyed sharpshooters, sly outlaws, eloquent legislators, expert wranglers and talented performers who made eyes pop and jaws drop with their skills, savvy and bravery. In this fascinating account of an ever-evolving American icon, Holly George-Warren invites readers to saddle up with a host of these trailblazers who helped settle the West and define the cowgirl spirit.