"16 Tales of Trailblazing Homesteaders, entrepreneurs, and rebel Rousers" so says the by-line in this book. A wonderful and well written book of the women who helped shaped the west with their stories. The book also recounts the major impact pioneers had on those who settled into the new regions of American. These woman possessed a strong spirit in relocating from their comfy surroundings to the wild west of the unknown regions such as the Mexican & Oregon territory. As you read amongst the pages you will come to know Sarah Winnemucca who fought the Government over the treatment of American Indians and many more women whose tales of courage will amaze the reader. You will not find these stories in your History classroom!