Montana women homesteaders a field of ones own this is a very interesting book composed of the stories of these remarkable women written in their own words each womans story is prefaced by a short well written background of the writer very nicely done great photos too thanks for an enjoyable read. Montana women homesteaders a field of ones own edited by sarah carter in montana women homesteaders a field of ones own sarah carter introduces the voices and images of women who filed on 160 or 320 acre homestead plots in montana single widowed divorced or deserted women varied in ages educational levels and ethnic backgrounds but all proved up on their homesteads. A farm of her own may 20 2014 1800 1899 1900 1945 agriculture work homesteaders homesteading montana women whm in 1911 thirty nine year old grace binks left and twenty nine year old margaret major right came to sumatra montana northwestern rosebud county as part of a group of iowa homesteaders. In this remarkable and important book sarah carter introduces us to some of montanas first women homesteaders through their journals and other writings by shedding light on these determined nineteenth and early twentieth century pioneers carter reveals inspiringh stories filled with joy tragedy and redemption. Editor of montana women homesteaders a field of ones own carter discovered a mix of both uplifting stories of women homesteading successes as well as disappointments
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