"Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn’t worth ruling."
An Old-Fashioned Girl (1870)
Louisa May Alcott
"The happiest days of my life were spent following the buffalo herds over our beautiful country. My mother and father and Goes Ahead, my man, were all kind, and we were so happy. Then when my children came I believed I had everything that was good on this world. There were always so many, many buffalo, plenty of good fat meat for everybody."
Pretty Shield (1856–1944)
Pretty-shield: Medicine woman of the Crows by Frank Bird Linderman
‘…. I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which had not something to say upon women’s inconsistency. Songs and proverbs, all talk of woman’s fickleness. But perhaps you will say, these were all written by men.’
‘Perhaps I shall. Yes, yes, if you please, no reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage in telling us their own story. Education has been theirs to a much higher degree; the pen has been in their hands……’"
Captain Harville & Anne Elliot
Jane Austen’s Persuasion (1818)