Main Topic: Our Nation
Topic: National Expansion & Reform
Topic: Trails and Homesteaders
Speaker: Nancy B. Johnson
Myths of Women’s Madness on the Plains
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.