"Gumption & Grit" is the first in a brand new series being introduced by Caitlin Press which will showcase women of BC: their lives, their successes, their history.
In 2002 the Williams Lake Women's Contact Society posted a request for pioneer stories of the women of the Cariboo Chilcotin. What they received was an overwhelming number of tales of hardship, faith, adversity, endurance and accomplishment. These women were mothers, trappers, schoolteachers, outfitters, ranchers and homesteaders. "Gumption & Grit" contains more than 35 stories, including the tragic tale of Chiwid, a battered Tsilhqot'in woman who lived off the land as a recluse from society for more than 50 years; Gerrie Bracewell, who ranched in the "soft season" and guided big game hunters through some of the most dangerous and treacherous country of the Chilcotin; and Doreen Armes, who hopped on a steam locomotive in 1929 at the tender age of 18, leaving behind the comforts of the big city to become the first schoolteacher in Dog Creek's one-room schoolhouse. These stories are heartfelt and honest, and will resonate with the experiences of all women of this land.
Title: Gumption & Grit: Women of the Cariboo Chilcotin
Edition: First Edition, Second Printing
Publisher: Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada, Caitlin Press: 2009
ISBN Number: 1894759370
ISBN Number 13: 9781894759373
Binding: Printed Card Wrappers
Book Condition: As New
Type: Trade Paperback
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Seller ID: 31534
Description: 'A well-edited book featuring the stories of 35 women who helped make the Cariboo-Chilcotin area in central British Columbia what it is today...'. Collected by the Contact Women's Group Society ; edited by Sage Birchwater ... [et al.]. 'Extraordinary Women, Volume 1'. 216 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. Bright, clean and quite fresh. Unmarked except for a name in ink to the inside of the front wrapper. Tight, square binding with an uncreased spine. Weight, 440g. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. Canadian domestic postal rates rise with weight, size and distance; Rates to the USA calculated by weight alone as per the USPS. World rates based on specific destination and weight.
Keywords: BRITISH COLUMBI AWOMEN BIOGRAPHY CARIBOO CHILCOTIN