Book: Montana Women Homesteaders

Sarah Carter’s historical compilation Montana Women Homesteaders: A Field of One’s Own (Farcountry Press, $18) gives us a glimpse into a little-known part of Montana's homesteading history. The fact that so many women owned parcels in the area is surprising, and yet another testament to the savvy, practical, hard-working women who built this state. Montana Women Homesteaders provides interesting photos, thought-provoking letters, and candid journal entries from the brave women who survived and thrived in Montana’s harsh environment—despite wars, disease, Indian attacks, and male-spawned nonsense. As you head out on your next outdoor adventure, Sarah Carter’s work will inspire you to wonder just whose footsteps you’re following.