We all know they were writing dime novels about Buffalo Bill and many of the male western heros. But did you know they were writing many of those dime novels about the cowgirls - the Amazons of the plains even before then? Eastern men trembled at the thought of running into one of these female warriors while on a journey west. They were said to be more dangerous than an indian war party and would shoot first and ask questions later.
Many cowboys on the trail met their end to the cowgirl or ranch woman at the end of that trail because she thought he might be up to no good and a woman with a tarnished reputation had no future in the west. "Shoot first. Ask questions later" was a matter of survival for those women.
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