The pioneer women were strong women who wanted a change in their lives. These women who lived in the East, moved to the West in 1840-69 to get the rights they deserve. These women wanted to be able to vote, teach children, and be free.
I need Freedom!!
I want to move to the West to teach Indian children and women to read and write!
Women deserve the right to vote here and everywhere!
Some women moved to the West because as women they did not have enough freedom like Biddy Mason.
Also some of the women from the east went west to teach children how to read and write in English.
Goodbye! Take care of my school!
Many women went west to be able to vote for important things that happened where they lived. The Wyoming Territory allowed them this right.
They faced troubles of having to cook, clean clothes, and take care of children they took west with them.
One of the biggest legacies was left by Annie Bidwell when she taught sewing to local indian women and also taught their children to read and write english.