Pioneer Women

How did they impact America's growth?

Created by,
Jah-Yee Woo

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Polly Bemis outside her cabin


American pioneer women played an important yet often overlooked role in creating the United States. Use the websites listed below to answer the following questions:
•Who were they?
•What did they accomplish?
•What were their lives like?
•What did they struggle with?
•Most importantly, how did they overcome their struggles?

    •Gold Rush Stories of Women Pioneers
A few stories of Pioneer women who lived in California.
    •American Memory
A searchable database of the Library of Congress's primary resource material. (Note: This website requires you to conduct a search. Type in "Pioneer Women of the West.")
    •Notable Women Ancestors
List of pioneer women with links to more information about each woman.

Last updated: September 13 2004, 1:20 pm
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