Mr. Wilson's Pioneer Books
November 14, 2007
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available in the Farragut School Library.
Annotations courtesy of OPAC, Follett, Inc.
Warner, Ann Spence. Narcissa Whitman, pioneer girl. Narcissa Whitman traveled to Oregon with her husband, where they cared for the physical and spiritual needs of the Indians.
301.412 Wom HS
The women. An account of the westward movement of the pioneers which began in 1841, lavishly illustrated with contemporary paintings and photographs.
305.4 Pea HS
Peavy, Linda S. Pioneer women : the lives of women on the frontier. Documents the day to day experiences of frontier life through the eyes of pioneer women who settled in the American West, enduring hardships, deprivation, and violence, and showing courage and strength in their attempts to organize homes and communities in the wilderness.
Adams, Peter. Early loggers and the sawmill. Clearing the land -- The plank house -- Village craftspeople needed the sawmill -- Building a sawmill in 1833 -- Loggers are needed -- Life in the shanty -- The bull of the woods -- The teamsters -- The raftsmen -- Western logging. Tells how the pioneers cut down the trees to clear their land and the various ways the trees were used. Also discusses the first sawmills.
641.0978 Per HS
Perl, Lila. Hunter's stew and hangtown fry, what pioneer America ate and why. Examines the diet of nineteenth-century pioneers and the culinary innovations brought about by the hard life in the Western territories.
779 And HS
Andrews, Ralph W. Picture gallery pioneers : 1850-1875.
Stefoff, Rebecca. Children of the westward trail. Describes what life was like for those children who were uprooted from their midwestern homes and transported by their families across the frontier in wagons and on horseback.
920 Kat HS
Katz, William Loren. Black people who made the Old West. Biographical sketches of thirty-five black people who explored and settled the frontiers of the early United States.
973 McF HS
McFarland, Gerald W. A scattered people : an American family moves West. Recounts the five generation saga of an American family's migration across America.
973.5 Dav HS
Davis, William C. The American frontier : pioneers, settlers & cowboys, 1800-1899. Portrays the lives of men and women through artifacts from the collections of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming.
Moeller, Hubert L. Hawkeye tales,. A history of Iowa, her people, government, resources, and industries, with emphasis on the role of Indians, pioneers, religious groups, and political leaders in the State's development.
978 Dar HS
Dary, David. True tales of the old-time plains. Presents accounts of people, animals, and events on the plains and prairies of the Old West.
Patent, Dorothy Hinshaw. West by covered wagon : retracing the pioneer trails. Follows the Westmont Wagoneers as they celebrate the pioneer spirit with a wagon train journey, comparing their experiences with the hardships of the pioneers.
978 Pio HS
Time-Life Books. The pioneers. An account of the westward movement of the pioneers which began in 1841, lavishly illustrated with contemporary paintings and photographs.
978 Rea HS
Story of the great American West. Recounts the settlement of the West from the first pioneers who crossed the Appalachians to the eventual disappearance of the frontier.
978 San HS
Sandler, Martin W. Pioneers. An overview, in text and illustrations, of the pioneer experience in the American West, from the first settlers through the development of towns.
Schlissel, Lillian. Black frontiers : a history of African American heroes in the old west. Focuses on the experiences of blacks as mountain men, soldiers, homesteaders, and scouts on the frontiers of the American West.
Fic Ald HS
Aldrich, Bess Streeter. A lantern in her hand. Tells the story of Abbie MacKenzie, who gives up the promise of a comfortable city life to face the challenge of homesteading on the American frontier.
Fic Cat HS
Cather, Willa. My Antonia. A successful lawyer remembers his boyhood in Nebraska and his friendship with an immigrant Bohemian girl.
Fic Coo HS
Cooper, James Fenimore. The Leatherstocking saga : being those parts of The Deerslayer, The last of the Mohicans, The Pathfinder, The pioneers, and The prairie which specially pertain to Natty Bumppo, otherwise known as Pathfinder, Deerslayer, or Hawkeye; the whole arranged in chronological order from Hawkeye's youth on the New York frontier in King George's War until his death on the western prairies in Jefferson's administration.
Murphy, Jim. West to a land of plenty : the diary of Teresa Angelino Viscardi. While traveling in 1883 with her Italian American family (including a meddlesome little sister) and other immigrant pioneers to a utopian community in Idaho, fourteen-year-old Teresa keeps a diary of her experiences along the way.