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Single Women Homesteaders

Grades: 3-7
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The 1862 Homesteading Act guaranteed free farmland to heads of households with the stipulation that the applicant must stay on the land for five ...

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National Standards for History

Recognize the role single women homesteaders played in the settlement of the Upper Midwest and consider their various reasons for homesteading. Hear the stories of women homesteaders and learn about the challenges they faced.

Source: Homesteading


Contributor: Prairie Public Television-color