Mighty Women: Stories of Western Canadian Pioneers

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D&M Publishers Incorporated, 1995 - 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 rightójust to mention a few.

Part of the Grant McEwan Library, this book 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 (1995)

John Walter Grant MacEwan†was born in 1902 near Brandon, Manitoba, grew up near Melfort, Saskatchewan, and was educated in Guelph, Ontario and Ames, Iowa. He served on the faculties of the Universities of Saskatchewan and Manitoba, as mayor of Calgary, and as lieutenant governor of Alberta.

Renowned across Canada as a livestock judge and lecturer on agricultural topics, he became a tireless advocate of conservation and regional historical awareness, themes which drove his astonishing output of writing.

The man described as "the Western Canadian of the Twentieth Century" died on June 15, 2000.

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