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By Lesley Poling-Kempes

Ladies of the Canyons is the genuine tale of outstanding girls who left the safety and comforts of genteel Victorian society and journeyed to the yankee Southwest looking for a much broader 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 remodeled within the first many years of the 20 th century through 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 steer clear of Luhan, Mary Austin, and Willa Cather, those girls imagined and created a brand new domestic territory, a brand new society, and a brand new id for themselves and for the ladies who could stick 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 in the course of the Grand Canyon, and over the crimson barren region 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 can also be the story of Boston’s Brahmins, the Greenwich Village avant-garde, the delivery of yank sleek artwork, and Santa Fe’s artwork and literary colony.

Ladies of the Canyons is the tale of recent girls stepping boldly into the hot international of inconspicuous good fortune, bold failure, and the non-public demanding situations skilled by way of men and women in the course of the emergence of the trendy Age.

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Women of the Canyons is the genuine tale of exceptional ladies who left the protection and comforts of genteel Victorian society and journeyed to the yank Southwest looking for a much broader view of themselves and their global. knowledgeable, stressed, and inquisitive, Natalie Curtis, Carol Stanley, Alice Klauber, and Mary Cabot Wheelwright have been plucky, intrepid girls whose lives have been remodeled within the first a long time of the 20th century via the folk and the panorama of the yankee Southwest.

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