Welcome to the new catalog for Santa Fe Public Library. We'd love to hear your feedback.

Women and Indians on the frontier, 1825-1915

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press,
Pub. Date:
c1984.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
1760L
Description

Pioneer women going west carried distinct images of themselves and of American Indians. Their views reflected stereotypes pervading the popular literature and journalism of the nineteenth century: women were weak and defenseless, their westward trek was a noble mission, and American Indians were savages. But as a result of their frontier experience, many women changed or discarded their earlier opinions. This book is the first account of how and why pioneer women altered their self-images and their views of American Indians.

In Women and Indians on the Frontier, Riley substantially revises the conventional melodramatic picture of pioneer women cowering when confronted with Indians. Frontier life required women to be self-reliant, independent, and hardy: as they learned to adapt, frontierswomen also learned to reexamine stereotypes in the light of experience.

Interestingly, Riley explains, while pioneer women frequently changed their beliefs about Indians, they did not often revise their attitudes toward Mormon or Mexican women following contact with them. Frontierswomen also differed from men, whose unfavorable impression of Indians seldom changed.

Riley's work is an important addition to Western history, women's studies, and American Indian studies. She examines in detail images and myths of both women and Indians, using examples from history, literature, and film, complemented by period photographs and illustrations. Her comparative account will interest a variety of scholars concerned with cultures in conflict and transition.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780826307781
9780826307804
Lexile measure:
1760L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 7cae6d4e-2011-85db-265f-b7fb8e248b48
Grouping Title women and indians on the frontier 1825 1915
Grouping Author riley glenda
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-28 04:17:50AM
Last Indexed 2018-10-18 04:28:23AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Riley, Glenda, 1938-
author_display Riley, Glenda
detailed_location_santafe Main
display_description
format_category_santafe Books
format_santafe Book
id 7cae6d4e-2011-85db-265f-b7fb8e248b48
isbn 9780826307781, 9780826307804
item_details ils:.b10233611|.i19358775|Main|978 Ril|||1|false|false|||||Due Oct 25, 2018||mn||
itype_santafe Regular Circ
last_indexed 2018-10-18T10:28:23.434Z
lexile_score 1760
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe 978 Ril
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Main Library
primary_isbn 9780826307781
publishDate 1984
record_details ils:.b10233611|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|University of New Mexico Press,|c1984.|336 p. 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b10233611 .i19358775 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true 9999
subject_facet Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.), Indians of North America -- West (U.S.) -- History, West (U.S.) -- Race relations, Women pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Attitudes -- History
title_display Women and Indians on the frontier, 1825-1915
title_full Women and Indians on the frontier, 1825-1915 / Glenda Riley
title_short Women and Indians on the frontier, 1825-1915
topic_facet Attitudes, Frontier and pioneer life, History, Indians of North America, Race relations, Women pioneers