A Quilt of Words: Womens Diaries, Letters, and Original by Sharon Niederman

Women In History

By Sharon Niederman

Traditionally, the Southwest has attracted individuals with yearnings for freedom and event, those who outline themselves as participants. in contrast to their husbands and brothers, girls within the Southwest didn't, for the main half, subdue and tame the land; yet their personality and individuality have been manifested as they lived with and more suitable upon stipulations as they discovered them. Their fascination with their lifestyle and the necessity for self-expression led them to put in writing in their reports, offering them with an artistic outlet and supplying those that got here later a special window into the earlier. "A cover of phrases" gained the Border nearby Library organization 1989 Southwest publication Award for literary excellence and enrichment of the cultural historical past of the Southwest. It used to be additionally presented the nationwide Federation of Press ladies first prize for background in 1989.

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We soon heard shots and turning saw the coach coming down the hill just as fast as the horses could travel. The other coach turned around and followed. The young telegraph operator had been killed. They said it seemed as though the Indians came right out of the bluffs. Following this there was no more trouble with the Indians until after we left the soldiers at Fort Morgan. We camped that night at Steven's ranch sixty-five miles from Denver. We put our horses in the barn, thinking they would be safe there.

As pioneer women were dislocated from their familiar surroundings and as native women witnessed the destruction of their ancient ways of life, we are now living through a time of great dislocation as we careen toward an unnavigated new age. In such times, when we may lack even the security of shifting sands to stand on, when beliefs are transformed many times during a lifetime, and work and relationships bear little resemblance to acculturated expectations, we are asking: How does a woman create her own authentic life?

Rutherford B. Hayes. Perhaps her most splendid celebration was the June 1885 gala she threw in honor of her dear friend, Jean Baptiste Lamy, who had been named archbishop the preceding February. The archbishop requested that Flora be in charge of the festivities and that Willi act as toastmaster. While receiving her education in Germany, she met Willi when she was seventeen and he was thirty, through mutual family arrangements. Willi was the youngest of the six Spiegelberg brothers, founders of New Mexico's first Jewish mercantile company and the Second National Bank of Santa Fe.

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