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Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Joanna Stratton
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Topics for Discussion

What lured people from the East to settle in Kansas?

Describe the various types of housing available to the Kansas settler and the possible advantages and disadvantages of each type.

What disasters and tragedies could befall the frontier family? How were these unfortunate events dealt with or prevented?

What recreational activities were available on the prairie? List a special occasion and explain how it might be celebrated and what would be involved in the festivities.

Describe the frontier town, including the various shops and services that might be found there. Where were towns generally built? What is the "boom and bust" effect as related to the frontier town?

What led to the prevalence of cattle drives (and cowboys) through Kansas? What led to the general disappearance of the open-range cowboy and cattle drives by 1886?

How was the issue of women's suffrage fought for in Kansas? What were...

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