In Her Own Words : Women's Frontier Friendships in Letters, Diaries, and Reminiscences
Jones, Suzi,Siporin, Steve,Stewart, Polly,Sullivan, C. W., III
Worldviews and the American West : The Life of the Place Itself
Utah State University Press
"This essay presents several relevant perspectives for understanding the kinds of relationships women shared with women in the trans-Mississippi West. I focus here on Mormon women in Utah and Arizona and isolated women ranchers of Texas to illustrate the range of intensity and frequency of relationships among women in the West, as well as the underlying similarities found in the importance of maintaining meaningful connections with other women at all costs" [p. 164].