Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Joanna Stratton
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Chapter Abstracts

Chapter 1 and Chapter 2

* Prior to the middle of the nineteenth century, Kansas was called "The Great American Desert."

* In 1854, Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act which opened Kansas to settlement.

* Lured by cheap land, people from all places and economic conditions came to Kansas via boat, stagecoach, covered wagon and eventually the railroad.

* Upon arriving at their land, the homesteaders had to explore their plot to find a place to build their homes.

* The families sought fertile soil, good timber for houses and a source of water which was the most crucial component.

* In wooded regions of Kansas, log cabins were built for homes. For those without a supply of trees, dugouts were literally dug out of hillsides. Another method was a sod house using strips of sod cut from the earth and stacked up like bricks.

Chapter 3

* On the prairie a wife was on equal footing with her...

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