Includes bibliographical references after some chapters.
Foreword / Gregory Hinton
A western bio
Agriculture: Gates; Haying at the CK; Subsidies: one American's view; Esperseth: a little-known forage plant; Bobcats as pest controllers; Grasses: those graceful dancers
Animals: The gentle being; The Spottie: appaloosas and why people want them; Why do Texas longhorns have long horns?; A gift of pheasants
Arts: Oriental love affair; Jewelry of Heyoehkah Merrifield; Art treasures from an old ranch house; The Métis sash in Charles M. Russell's art
Cities: To live (and not die) in L. A.; A westerner ponders New Orleans; Traveling light; Grandma's garden in Mid-Wilshire; California dreamin' [dreaming] on
Cooking: Dream soup; A bounteous meal; Delight and danger of chile [chili] peppers
Gender: Two-spirit people, and assumptions about "berdaches"; Calamity Jane: "that awful girl"
History: When research gets real; Liberty is a pagan goddess; Many closet doors
Politics: Frontier justice in the nineties; MLK Day in Choteau, MT;Censorship: burning Charlie Russell at the stake; Anatomy of a short sale
Sexuality: Girl grassroots; What my mother did when she read my gay novel; A coming-out tale of old-time Montana; Orange County odyssey; "It's my history, too"
Spirituality: The right to be spiritual; Eagle feathers of thought; The day the deer told me things
Women: Remembering Quarra Grant: first "First Lady" of Montana Territory; Alice Greenough: women's rodeo pioneer; Janet Thomson: racehorse trainer; Pat Quillen: caring for the small wildcats; Earth Thunder: medicine woman working for our planet
Zest: Happy 65th Birthday to me; Moments of stillness; Victory gardens, and starting over
Patricia Nell Warren novels set in the American West.
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