The story of the young Shoshone woman who assisted Lewis and Clark during their expedition through the Louisiana Territory.
A document that records an American woman’s petition for a land grant from Mexico.
Excerpts from a travel journal that illustrate what life was like for the earliest women settlers in the western territories.
An excerpt from an account of the War of 1812 shows how Irish immigrant women contributed to their new nation.
The diary of a schoolteacher who worked in a remote town in the Arizona Territory.
The story of a Chinese immigrant who became a pioneer in Idaho.
The story of a Black entrepreneur who made her fortune in the West.
A speech by an Omaha activist about the government’s forcible removal of Indigenous tribes.
Excerpt from the Page Act, which almost completely banned Chinese women immigrants.
A quilt and illustration that depicts the experiences of Black pioneers.