By Lesley Poling-Kempes

ISBN-10: 0816524947

ISBN-13: 9780816524945

Ladies of the Canyons is the real tale of exceptional ladies who left the safety and comforts of genteel Victorian society and journeyed to the yank Southwest looking for a much wider view of themselves and their world.

Educated, stressed, and inquisitive, Natalie Curtis, Carol Stanley, Alice Klauber, and Mary Cabot Wheelwright have been plucky, intrepid ladies whose lives have been reworked within the first a long time of the 20 th century via the folk and the panorama of the yankee Southwest. a part of an influential circle of girls that incorporated Louisa Wade Wetherill, Alice Corbin Henderson, Mabel keep away from Luhan, Mary Austin, and Willa Cather, those girls imagined and created a brand new domestic territory, a brand new society, and a brand new identification for themselves and for the ladies who could persist with them.

Their adventures have been shared with the likes of Theodore Roosevelt and Robert Henri, Edgar Hewett and Charles Lummis, leader Tawakwaptiwa of the Hopi, and Hostiin Klah of the Navajo. Their trips took them to Monument Valley and Rainbow Bridge, into Canyon de Chelly, and around the excessive mesas of the Hopi, down during the Grand Canyon, and over the crimson wilderness of the 4 Corners, to the pueblos alongside the Rio Grande and the villages within the mountains among Santa Fe and Taos.

Although their tales converge within the outback of the yankee Southwest, the saga of Ladies of the Canyons is usually the story of Boston’s Brahmins, the Greenwich Village avant-garde, the delivery of yankee sleek artwork, and Santa Fe’s artwork and literary colony.

Ladies of the Canyons is the tale of latest girls stepping boldly into the hot international of inconspicuous luck, formidable failure, and the private demanding situations skilled by means of men and women throughout the emergence of the fashionable Age.

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