Pioneer stories by wanghonghx


									Pioneer stories
America at its start

The Diary of Mattie Spenser by Sandra Dallas

                  No one is more surprised than Mattie Spenser herself when Luke Spenser, considered the great catch
of their small Iowa town, asks her to marry him. Less than a month later, they are off in a covered wagon to build a
home on the Colerado frontier. Mattie's only company is a slightly mysterious husband and her private journal, where
she records the joys and frustrations not just of frontier life, but also of a new marriage to a handsome but distant
stranger. As she and Luke make life together on the harsh and beautiful plains, Mattie learns some bitter truths about
her husband and the girl he lieft behind and finds love where she least expects it. Dramatic and suspenseful, this is an
unforgettable story of hardship, friendship and survival.

The Pioneers by James Fennimore Cooper

                   The first volume in the famous Leatherstocking Tales, The Pioneers introduces Natty Bumppo, the
quintessential American hunter and frontiersman who struggles to defend his cherished freedom.
O Pioneers! By Willa Cather

                        A gripping saga of love, murder, greed, failure, and triumph, O Pioneers! vividly portrays the
hardships of prairie life. Above all, it champions the belief that hard work is the surest road to personal fulfillment.

The Last Trail by Zane Grey

                      The American Revolution is over, but the violence continues in the Ohio Valley. Jonathan Zane and
Lewis Wetzel are in constant action trying turn the tide. But just when the beautiful Betty Sheppard convinces Jonathan
to give up his lonely war, she is captured, and taken into the unknown wilderness.

Undaunted Courage by Stephen E. Ambrose

                       In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to
lead a voyage up the Missouri River, across the forbidding Rockies, and -- by way of the Snake and mighty Columbia --
down to the Pacific Ocean. Lewis and his partner, Captain William Clark, endured incredible hardships and witnessed
astounding sights. With great perseverance, they worked their way into an unexplored West and when they returned
two years later, they had long since been given up for dead.
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus

                       One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women
who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the
Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses
S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world. Toward that end May and her friends
embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these
diaries are a capsule in time.

To the Far Blue Mountains by Louis L’Amour

                    In To the Far Blue Mountains, Louis L’Amour weaves the unforgettable tale of a man who, after
returning to his homeland, discovers that finding his way back to America may be impossible.

Daughter of Joy by Kathleen Morgan

                   Abigail Stanton, who recently lost her husband and child, moves to Culdee Creek to become a
housekeeper for Conor MacKay, a man whose previous housekeepers warmed more than dinner. Abby makes it clear
that she won't tolerate any disreputable advances on his part, but she feels God led her to this ranch and this family for
a purpose. As she grows to love Conor and his daughter, her faith inspires Conor to believe that there might just be
something to this idea of religion.

Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

                        A heartwarming story about two children, Anna and Caleb, whose lives are changed forever when
their widowed papa advertises for a mail-order bride. Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton from Maine answers the ad and agrees
to come for a month. Sarah brings gifts from the sea, a cat named Seal, and singing and laughter to the quiet house. But
will she like it enough to stay? Anna and Caleb wait and wonder -- and hope.

These Is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes by Nancy Turner

             A moving, exciting, and heartfelt American saga inspired by the author's own family memoirs, these words
belong to Sarah Prine, a woman of spirit and fire who forges a full and remarkable existence in a harsh, unfamiliar
frontier. Scrupulously recording her steps down the path Providence has set her upon—from child to determined young
adult to loving mother—she shares the turbulent events, both joyous and tragic, that molded her, and recalls the
enduring love with cavalry officer Captain Jack Elliot that gave her strength and purpose.

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