With a widowed mother and six siblings, Annie Oakley first became a trapper, hunter, and sharpshooter simply to put food on the table. Yet her genius with the gun eventually led to her stardom in Buffalo Billas Wild West Show during the latter half of the nineteenth century. The archetypal western woman, Annie Oakley urged women to take up shooting to procure food, protect themselves, and enjoy healthy exercise, yet she was also the proper Victorian lady, demurely dressed and skeptical about the value of womenas suffrage. Glenda Riley presents the first interpretive biography of the complex woman who was Annie Oakley.Still, when Annie Oakley resumed shooting, she wore a curly brown wig to cover her white hair. ... Several years later in 1909, Frank resigned his position with the Union Metallic Cartridge Company, and Annie agreed to make her arena ... Annie performed, still wearing long-skirted, fringed outfits and still stunning audiences of old and new fans by shooting down glass balls and smashing clay pigeons.
|Title||:||The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley|
|Publisher||:||University of Oklahoma Press - 2012-11-15|