The Arizona Daily Star publishes a series of articles written by Tucson author and historian Jan Cleere, recognizing Arizona women who made their mark in the early history of the territory and the state. Some of them confronted extraordinary circumstances while others were known for their adventuresome spirits, all seeking new frontiers to explore, enrich and conquer. The articles will appear monthly and can be accessed at azstarnet.com.
September 20, 2016:
Annie Dodge Wauneka
Annie Dodge was born on the Navajo Reservation on April 11, 1910. Her mother Kee'hanabah was a wife of Henry Chee Dodge, one of the wealthiest and most respected Navajo ranchers. At age 5, Annie started herding sheep, a typical chore for young Navajo children. . . .. Read more . . .
"I write about the people, legends, and tales of the old west that I have uncovered among tattered documents, tear-stained journals and diaries, and the accounts told by old-timers. I hope my historic biographies will entertain, amuse, and astound you just as they did me when I uncovered these
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