Digital Scrapbook:Women in the Wild West

This scrapbook is about the women in the Wild West and their roles in society at large. This is depicted from various western films and research.
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Here is the picture of he real-life Django: There is a movie out entitled Django.  The reason why I included this man in a scrapbook about women is his respect for his wife in the Western film.   He was a Black marshall who jailed and even killed many outlaws for 32 years.  In the Western film he redeemed the love of his life from slavery.

The real-life Django: black Wild West marshal Bass Reeves who arrested 3,000 outlaws and killed 14 men

Here is the picture of he real-life Django: There is a movie out entitled Django. The reason why I included this man in a scrapbook about women is his respect for his wife in the Western film. He was a Black marshall who jailed and even killed many outlaws for 32 years. In the Western film he redeemed the love of his life from slavery.

Brothels were popular and women were great business women.  Madam Jennie Bauters was rich from her brothel operation.  She hired girls to make money for her.  They are given room and board and little money and the brothel owner makes all the money.

Brothels were popular and women were great business women. Madam Jennie Bauters was rich from her brothel operation. She hired girls to make money for her. They are given room and board and little money and the brothel owner makes all the money.

The attire of the women of the wild west differed greatly from occupation and role to role.  This Victorian dress with a bustle and the old west bodice was worn by upper class women during the Western era.  It covered the body modestly.  There were some women in the wild west with integrity and money which wsn't earned at the saloon. .

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The attire of the women of the wild west differed greatly from occupation and role to role. This Victorian dress with a bustle and the old west bodice was worn by upper class women during the Western era. It covered the body modestly. There were some women in the wild west with integrity and money which wsn't earned at the saloon. .

This is a cowgirl from the wild west.  She is rough and ready as shown by her attire.  Cowgirls rounded up cattle and worked in the open range along with the men.  They were strong and defended themselves from sexual attacks and abuse.  All women were not saloon girls as implied in most western movies..

This is a cowgirl from the wild west. She is rough and ready as shown by her attire. Cowgirls rounded up cattle and worked in the open range along with the men. They were strong and defended themselves from sexual attacks and abuse. All women were not saloon girls as implied in most western movies..

Annie Oakley was a very popular woman who was a better shot than most men.  She got to travel all over the west and Europe in the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show.  She was considered a marksman. She was a female who was respected all over for her outstanding talent.

Annie Oakley was a very popular woman who was a better shot than most men. She got to travel all over the west and Europe in the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show. She was considered a marksman. She was a female who was respected all over for her outstanding talent.

A woman who chose a reckless and lawless life was Annie Rogers. She was also called Della Moore.  She was a prostitute in the wild west and she is famous for running with the Wild Bunch gang as Kid Curry's girlfriend.  Women were notorious outlaws during the western era too.

A woman who chose a reckless and lawless life was Annie Rogers. She was also called Della Moore. She was a prostitute in the wild west and she is famous for running with the Wild Bunch gang as Kid Curry's girlfriend. Women were notorious outlaws during the western era too.

This was considered a "mourning" dress in 1860.  Women in the wild west had plenty to mourn about as their sons, fathers, brothers  and husbands were literally shot down in the streets on a regular basis.

This was considered a "mourning" dress in 1860. Women in the wild west had plenty to mourn about as their sons, fathers, brothers and husbands were literally shot down in the streets on a regular basis.

This was considered a "mourning" dress in 1860.  Women in the wild west had plenty to mourn about as their sons, fathers, brothers  and husbands were literally shot down in the streets on a regular basis.  Saloon girls were usually totally separated from their families back east and thus did not mourn over  their children, just their lovers.

This was considered a "mourning" dress in 1860. Women in the wild west had plenty to mourn about as their sons, fathers, brothers and husbands were literally shot down in the streets on a regular basis. Saloon girls were usually totally separated from their families back east and thus did not mourn over their children, just their lovers.

Here is a picture of some outstanding cowgirls including Ruth Roach , World Champion Trick Rider, members of Buffalo Bill's show, Mable Strickland who was elected Queen of the Rodeo in Walla Walla and Rose Smith, a Wyoming cowgirl and bronc rider.  This was indeed a rough and rugged occupation which was considered "men's work."

Here is a picture of some outstanding cowgirls including Ruth Roach , World Champion Trick Rider, members of Buffalo Bill's show, Mable Strickland who was elected Queen of the Rodeo in Walla Walla and Rose Smith, a Wyoming cowgirl and bronc rider. This was indeed a rough and rugged occupation which was considered "men's work."

Bertha Blancett broke the glass ceiling as a pioneer who was a female rodeo competitor.  She was a famous bronc rider in Cheyenne and moved on to become a part of Wild West shows and even acting.  She opened the door for other women to become rodeo riders..  This depicts  a different woman than the one usually portrayed in Western films.

Bertha Blancett broke the glass ceiling as a pioneer who was a female rodeo competitor. She was a famous bronc rider in Cheyenne and moved on to become a part of Wild West shows and even acting. She opened the door for other women to become rodeo riders.. This depicts a different woman than the one usually portrayed in Western films.

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