Madonnas Of the Prairie: Real Women of the West

The fascinating myth of the Wild Wild West has shaped the minds of America’s youth, through films, popular TV shows, music and books. It has generated, however, an infatuation and incorrect depiction of what truly happened in the West. Much of this folklore is nothing but a myth. When most of us think about the… Continue reading Madonnas Of the Prairie: Real Women of the West

Exhume the Stories: Women Captives in the American West

The struggles between the Native Americans and white settlers is an iconic view in the movie, Dancing With Wolves, that creates a simplistic view of the separation and violence that is associated with Native Americans in the West. The movie portrays the capture and treatment of  white women among the Native Americans as a cause… Continue reading Exhume the Stories: Women Captives in the American West