While the Western Frontier is often seen as a masculine territory, women were among the hundreds of thousands of settlers who moved across the Great Plains and Rocky Mountain West to mine for gold, build the railroads and establish farms, albeit in far fewer numbers than men. The frontier offered women a myriad of opportunities not available to them back East. Native American women lived on the Great Plains and in the Rocky Mountain West for thousands of years before white settlers moved to the American "frontier," and their labor was integral to their tribes. In nomadic tribes like the Cheyenne, Arapaho and Sioux, women processed bison and other large game, tanned animal hides, made clothes, gathered berries and other vegetation and set up and broke down camp, while women of the agricultural tribes often had property ownership and oversaw farming. As whites began exploring and settling the west, Native American women served as guides and married white men who utilized their wives' kinship and trading networks for economic gain.
What Was Life Like for Women in 1900?
What Was Life Like for Women in the Viking Age? - HISTORY
I am surrounded by a set of paintings produced years ago at the height of the Victorian age, and the one thing that stands out is a sense of desperation. What is truly shocking and tragic is that they all portray ordinary young mothers caught up in a terrible and unforgiving morality that means abandoning their children is their best, and in many cases their only, hope for the future. Throughout the 19th century, about 4, women handed over their children at this hospital alone. Who were these women? How did they get into their predicament? And what became of them after they had given up their babies? Many of the women were illiterate, so their petitions were written down by someone else, and these tragic submissions are another part of the new exhibition.
What Was Life Like for Women in the Viking Age?
Women in early modern Scotland , between the Renaissance of the early sixteenth century and the beginnings of industrialisation in the mid-eighteenth century, were part of a patriarchal society, though the enforcement of this social order was not absolute in all aspects. Women retained their family surnames at marriage and did not join their husband's kin groups. In higher social ranks, marriages were often political in nature and the subject of complex negotiations in which women as matchmakers or mothers could play a major part.
A farmer who landed in Police detention after he was caught sleeping with a mentally unstable woman on his farm in Katsina state has finally confessed. Kamala Safiyanu, a 50 year old married father of 8 children based in Juno Village in Kankara LGA of the state was caught in the act on Monday after he lured his victim to his farm where he had sex with her. According to relatives of the victim who reported the matter to the police, the accused had on several occasions engaged the mentally unstable woman in sexual intercourse which eventually led to the almost 7 months pregnancy the victim is now carrying.