Mighty Women: Stories of Western Canadian Pioneers

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D&M Publishers Incorporated, Dec 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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"Mighty Women" profiles thirty-two women pioneers who made their mark on western Canada: feisty Mother Fulham, Calgary's indomitable keeper of pigs; Emily Carr, the great artist and writer; and Marie-Anne Lagimodiere, a grandmother of Louis Riel and a courageous adventurer in her own right--just to mention a few.

Formerly titled..."And Mighty Women Too," Grant MacEwan's newly reissued book once again salutes the women, past and present, whose determination, sense of humour and tenacity made western Canada what it is today.

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This is a collection of 32 brief biographies of women who played a big role in the development of western Canada. Many of them moved to western Canada with their families as homesteaders. In most ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Grant MacEwan was a farmer, Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Dean of Agriculture at the University of Manitoba, the 28th Mayor of Calgary and both a Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) and the ninth Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. The neighbourhoods of MacEwan in Calgary and Edmonton are named for him, as is the Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton and the MacEwan Student Centre at the University of Calgary. The majority of his books, of which there are many, were written after his retirement from politics and were intended to share Canadian history with Canadians. On May 6, 2000, MacEwan was honoured with the Golden Pen Lifetime Achievement Award for lifetime literary achievements by the Writers Guild of Alberta, which had previously only been awarded to W.O. Mitchell. He died a month later in Calgary, at the ripe old age of 97, and was given a state funeral, the first one in Alberta since 1963.


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