The Wild Spirit: Women in the Rocky Mountains of Canada – Colleen Skidmore 

 

In 1912, Mary Vaux, a botanist, glaciologist, painter, and photographer, wrote about her mountain adventures: "A day on the trail, or a scramble over the glacier, or even with a quiet day in camp to get things in order for the morrow's conquests? Some how when once this wild spirit enters the blood...I can hardly wait to be off again." Vaux's compulsion was shared by many women whose intellects, imaginations, and spirits rose to the challenge of the mountains between the late-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries. This Wild Spirit explores a sampling of women's creative responses--in fiction and travel writing, photographs and paintings, embroidery and beadwork, letters and diaries, poetry and posters--to their experiences in the Rocky Mountains of Canada.

 

ISBN 978088644664

Softcover | Publication Date: June 2006

Book Dimensions: 6" x 9"

508 Pages

 

All prices include GST

 

Book,The Wild Spirit: Women in the Rocky Mountains of Canada

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