Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier Character Descriptions

Joanna Stratton
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Character Descriptions

The Pioneer Woman - In the frontier, this person saw a chance to raise a family in God's country.

The Pioneer Man - This person was lured to Kansas by the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, which allowed legal settlement of the Kansas and Nebraska territories by whites.

Mary Ann Bickerdyke - This woman gained fame as a nurse for the Union, patching up soldiers behind the lines and at the front.

The Water Witch - When families had difficulty finding a source of water on their land, they would employ the services of this person.

Thadyus Hyatt - He was a New York philanthropist who was moved to action by the plight of the Kansas settlers during the Kansas Drought of 1860.

Sarah White and Anna Brewster Morgan - These two young pioneer women were kidnapped by Indians during the aggressions of the late 1860s.

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