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Main Topic
Our Nation
Topic
National Expansion & Reform: Trails and Homesteaders
Title

Myths of Women’s Madness on the Plains

Speaker

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Description

This presentation examines the myths of Plains women—as they are promoted by authors of fiction and history—and the realities, based on recently published works, including diaries and journals. Johnson shows that the lives of Plains women were as varied as the pieces of a crazy quilt. She focuses on Nebraska women 1870-1900. This program is designed for adults.

Age Group
All Ages

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