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Summary: The adventures of an eleven-year-old tomboy growing up on the Wisconsin frontier in the mid-nineteenth century. Subplots include the arrival of a sophisticated Boston cousin and the plight of the local Indians.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: All Things Family 1990

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV CAD

Gunderson, Mary

Summary: "Discusses the everyday life, family roles, cooking methods, and common foods of pioneers who settled in the Midwest during the last 1800s and early 1900s. Includes recipes"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 641.5 GUN

Peterson, Tracie

Summary: 1905. Caleb Coulter, a lawyer, went missing three months ago. His sister, Camriann, heads to San Francisco to find him. She meets Judith and Kenzie, who also have mysteries to solve in the booming West Coast city. Camri's search leads her deep into the political corruption of the city-- and into the acquaintance of Patrick Murdock, an Irishman who Caleb saved from a false murder charge....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2018

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Peterson 2018

Englar, Mary.

Summary: Explores the history of Dutch colonies in America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Compass Point Books 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 974.702 ENG

Kirkpatrick, Jane

Summary: Based on true-life characters and events, this novel tells the story of young Jane Hebert who at the age of 12 faced a tragedy which began a lifelong search for forgiveness and love. In the years that follow, Jane finds herself involved with a man 16 years her senior, struggles to make peace with the mother who turns from her and fights to build a family of her own.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Multnomah Books 1995

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KIR

Dagg, Carole Estby

Summary: In 1934, eleven-year-old Terpsichore's father signs up for President Roosevelt's Palmer Colony project, uprooting the family from Wisconsin to become pioneers in Alaska, where Terpsichore refuses to let rough conditions and first impressions get in the way of her grand adventure.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD DAG

Summary: Marshal Matt Dillon, sawbones Doc Adams, saloonkeeper Kitty Russell and deputy Chester B. Goode keep the peace in the roughest, toughest town of the American West: Dodge City, Kansas.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Pictures 1957

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Peterson, Tracie

Summary: Hope Flanagan survived the massacre at the Whitman Mission, but at terrible personal cost. Safe now in Oregon City, she lives with her sisters, Grace and Mercy, and Grace's new husband, Alex. As she spends her days tending their flock of sheep, Hope's mind and soul are slowly healing. Yet, though she was once surrounded by suitors, she has no interest in giving her heart again after the man she...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group 2017

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1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Peterson 2017

Hale, Nathan

Summary: "The Donner Party expedition is one of the most notorious stories in all of American history. It's also a fascinating snapshot of the westward expansion of the United States, and the families and individuals who sacrificed so much to build new lives in a largely unknown landscape. From the preparation for the journey to each disastrous leg of the trip, this book shows the specific bad decisions...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2013

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Summary: After his wife dies, Matt Calder and his young son begin a new life in the breathtaking, rugged Northwest wilderness, where Calder is robbed and beaten by ruthless gambler Harry Weston. When Weston's beautiful fiancée then decides to nurse Calder back to health, the insanely jealous Weston risks their lives by taking them all on a ride down a treacherous river in this spectacular looking western.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Western DVDs, Call number: DVD WESTERN RIV

Graves, Kerry A.

Summary: "Discusses the school life of children in pioneer times, including lessons, books, teachers, examinations and special days"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 370 GRA

L'Amour, Louis

Summary: Val Darrant was just four years old the snowy night his mother abandoned him. But instead of meeting a lonely death, he met Will Reilly -- a gentleman, a gambler, and a worldly, self-taught scholar. For ten years they each were all the family the other had, traveling from dusty American boomtowns to the cities of Europe -- until the day Reilly's luck ran out in a roar of gunfire. But it wasn't...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC L'AM

Lassieur, Allison.

Summary: "Describes the people and events of the age of the Wild West in the year 1876. The reader's choices reveal the historical details from the perspective of an outlaw, a lawman, and a fortune-seeker in Deadwood, Dakota Territory"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC LAS BASKET

Raum, Elizabeth.

Summary: "Describes the events of the nineteenth century California gold rush. Reader's choices reveal historical details of how miners traveled, how they looked for gold, and their impact on California's history"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC YOU

Summary: Recapture the spirit of the American frontier with plain-talking Marshal Matt Dillon, kindly saloon-keeper Miss Kitty, irascible Doc Adams and tender-hearted but gullible Deputy Chester Goode as they uphold the law and bring respectability to the rough and tough town of Dodge City, Kansas.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: CBS DVD 1956

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV GUN

Hamilton, Mary Mann.

Summary: "Near the end of her life, Mary Mann Hamilton (1866 - c.1936) was encouraged to record her experiences as a female pioneer. The result is the only known firsthand account of a remarkable woman thrust into the center of taming the American South-surviving floods, tornadoes, and fires; facing bears, panthers, and snakes; managing a boardinghouse in Arkansas that was home to an eccentric group of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HAM

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HAMILTON, MARY MANN HAM

Wilder, Laura Ingalls

Summary: The third book in Laura Ingalls Wilder's treasured Little House series. The adventures continue for Laura Ingalls and her family as they leave their little house in the Big Woods of Wisconsin and set out for the big skies of the Kansas Territory. They travel for many days in their covered wagon until they find the best spot to build their house. Soon they are planting and plowing, hunting wild...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Dallas, Sandra

Summary: Twelve-year-old Belle Martin and her family move to Mingo, Colorado, in 1910 when the U.S. government offers 320 acres of land free to homesteaders.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC DAL

Benet, Rosemary

Summary: A poem describing Johnny Appleseed's appearance and actions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: M.K. McElderry 2001

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE BEN

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BEN

Cox, Anna-Lisa

Summary: "The American frontier is one of our most cherished and enduring national images. We think of the early settlers who tamed the wilderness and built the bones of our great country as courageous, independent--and white. In this groundbreaking work of deep historical research, Anna-Lisa Cox shows that this history simply isn't accurate. In fact, she has found a stunning number of black settlements...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977 COX

Wilder, Laura Ingalls

Summary: A collection of articles, essays, poems, and other writings which shows that the author known for her Little house books was a prolific and talented writer all her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 1998

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 813.522 Wilder

Chevalier, Tracy.

Summary: "1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck - in the muddy, stagnant swamps of northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, buying saplings from a local tree man known as John Appleseed so they can cultivate the fifty apple trees required to stake their claim on the property. But the orchard they plant sows the seeds...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2016

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2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC CHE

Pascal, Janet B.

Summary: Presents the history of the Wild West, covering pioneers, business people, scouts, lawmen, outlaws, gangs, gunslingers, and cowboys.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 978 PAS

Cleaveland, Agnes Morley

Summary: Contains the author's reminiscences of her life on a cattle ranch. A hairraising and spine-tingling narrative of history on the American frontier.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Nebraska Press 1977

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