There is a fascinating post on Writing Wranglers and Warriors today written by Author Doris McCraw. Ms. McCraw is a history buff and brings that passion to her writing about early women (and men) who helped shape the west. You owe it to yourself to read this post and follow the links. I think you’ll be glad you did!
Originally posted on Writing Wranglers and Warriors:
Post written and copyright by Doris McCraw
This past weekend I spent time with some amazing women who write about the experience of women in the West. The organization was celebrating its twentieth conference. It began when women authors wished to be acknowledged as writers of western fiction. The group grew and we are the recipients of their vision.
Some have called me a feminist. While not offended, I consider myself a historian who wants to have a more complete picture of what really took place as we grew as a nation. The energy I received from being around others who also tell the story, both as fiction and non-fiction spurs me forward in that quest.
This in no way is discounting what history has told us about Kit Carson, Red Cloud, Custer and any of the other figures in our history. This is about telling…
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