women’s history


The Sad Truth about Sacagawea

The truth about Sacagawea is instead the story of a young teenager, forced into slavery and marriage at just 13 by a Canadian trapper, Toussaint Charbonneau, who purchased her from the Hidatsa tribe after she was kidnapped along with four other girls a year earlier from the Shoshone tribe where her father was chief.

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The Mysterious Life of Isabelle Eberhardt

“I am not afraid of death, but would not want to die in some obscure or pointless way.” – Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904), some have labeled her a “cross-dresser”, but according to her diaries, she dressed as a man in order to be “free.”

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Rewriting History: Freeing Stagecoach Mary

Mary’s story could be told in her photo. From the beginning, I just couldn’t reconcile the heartbreak in her face with the story posted, nor did it fit with the way women or African-Americans were treated in the lat 1800s.

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