Resource

Life Story: Ah Yuen (ca. 1850 - 1939)

"China Mary" of Evanston, Wyoming

The story of a Chinese immigrant and settler.

China Mary, ca. 1930. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Photofile: China Mary.

China Mary, ca. 1930. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Photofile: China Mary.

Suggested Activities

  • For a larger lesson about American attitudes toward Chinese women in the 1800s, teach this life story together with the following: 
  • Ah Yuen was one of thousands of women whose contributions as a settler helped shape the American West. Invite students to compare and contrast her life st