The Challenge of the Prairie
Life and Times of the Red River Pioneers

Hiram M. Drache

ISBN: 978-0-913163-45-0
Order Number: DRA3450
Price: $20.95

The prairies are one of the greatest gifts to humankind for on those fertile and wide-open lands pioneers built a civilization and a culture, which has fed millions. This book presents the challenges to first settlers along the Red River of Northern Minnesota. Homesteaders settled the unbroken lands of the frontier and faced almost endless obstacles to conquer the soil. Women bore the brunt of the burden, but children and men were not exempt from the agony of the daily drudgery. The homestead was free, but the price paid in toil, sweat, tears, and broken bodies were great. Failure was more common than success.

376 pages, 2010, Paperback

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