The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley

The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley

Conclusion Who Was Annie Oakley? IN her own day, the late 18005 and early
1900s, Annie Oakley represented certain virtues and characteristics that many
Americans valued yet feared losing: hard work, simplicity, modesty, friendliness, ...

Author: Glenda Riley

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806174723

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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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 Bill’s 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 women’s suffrage. Glenda Riley presents the first interpretive biography of the complex woman who was Annie Oakley.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

ments, billed in small type as Butler and Oakley, “the champion rifle shots.” Far
from a star, Annie Oakley also rode side-saddle in the Rose Garland entrée and
doubled as Mrs. Old One-Two in a pantomime in which Frank played Quaker ...

Author: Shirl Kasper

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806156071

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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“Nothing more simple, I assure you. . . . But I’ll tell you what. You must have your mind, your nerve, and everything in harmony. Don’t look at your gun, simply follow the object with the end of it, as if the tip of the barrel was the point of your finger.”—Annie Oakley Annie Oakley is a legend: America’s greatest female sharpshooter, a woman who triumphed in the masculine world of road shows and firearms. Despite her great fame, the popular image of Annie Oakley is far from true. She was neither a swaggering western gal nor a sweet “little girl.” Annie Oakley was a competitive and resolute woman who wanted to be the best and succeeded. In this comprehensive biography Shirl Kasper sets the record straight, giving us an accurate, honest, and compelling portrait of the woman known as “Little Sure Shot.” Born Phoebe Ann Moses in Ohio in 1860, Annie took her first shot at age eight—“one of the best shots I ever made,” Annie later said. It was the start of her lifelong fascination with shooting. Early local acclaim led to a contest with Frank Butler, a professional sharpshooter. Annie won—and Frank fell in love with her. Annie and Frank (who eventually gave up his own act to be Annie’s manager) were wed not long after and remained married for forty-two years, until their deaths in 1926 just days apart. Annie’s sharpshooting career began while on the road with Frank’s show, but she rose to fame in her seventeen years with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West. Her speed, agility, uncanny precision, and charm soon made Annie world famous. Shooting was her passion; apart from her career with the Wild West, Annie hunted, shot trap, entered many shooting contests, performed for World War I troops, and, in her retirement years, taught thousands of women how to shoot. Annie Oakley provides a vivid and unforgettable portrait of this American original: a prim and proper woman, conservative in her views, hardworking and frugal, whose greatest source of pride was to be accepted as “a lady.” Significant events are documented here for the first time: Annie’s decision to join the struggling Wild West show; her meeting with Sitting Bull; the nature of her feud with Lillian Smith, another Wild West markswoman; and the real reason that Annie’s hair suddenly turned white when she was only forty-one. Thoroughly researched, fully annotated, and entirely unsentimental, this volume is the most complete and accurate record of Annie Oakley’s life and achievements.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

Born Phoebe Ann Mosey on August 13, 1860, on the rural western border of Ohio, Annie Oakley began hunting at age 9 to support her siblings and widowed mother.

Author: Facts On File, Incorporated

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438132327

Category: Electronic books

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Born Phoebe Ann Mosey on August 13, 1860, on the rural western border of Ohio, Annie Oakley began hunting at age 9 to support her siblings and widowed mother. She became so skilled at selling the hunted game that she was able to pay off the mortgage to her mother's farm when she was 15. In 1885, she joined Buffalo Bill's Wild West show where she became one of the top acts, along with Sitting Bull. In fact, she even traveled to Europe and performed for Queen Victoria and other crowned heads of state. At the request of the Prince of Prussia, she shot the ashes off a cigarette. Adventurous and brave, Oakley offered her services and 50 lady sharpshooters to President William McKinley during the Spanish-American War, but her offer was not accepted. She continued to show courage, suing and winning a libel case against newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst after he published a false story about her. In her 60s, Oakley supported women's rights and other causes and continued to set shooting records until a year before her death in 1926. In Annie Oakley, read about this remarkable woman whose sharpshooting skills and quick wit won her many fans and admirers.
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Who Was Annie Oakley

Who Was Annie Oakley

You want girl power? Meet Annie Oakley! Born in 1860, she became one of the best-loved and most famous women of her generation. She amazed audiences all over the world with her sharpshooting, horse-riding, action-packed performances.

Author: Stephanie Spinner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101640067

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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You want girl power? Meet Annie Oakley! Born in 1860, she became one of the best-loved and most famous women of her generation. She amazed audiences all over the world with her sharpshooting, horse-riding, action-packed performances. In an age when most women stayed home, she traveled the world and forged a new image for American women.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

Fact-based biography of an American heroine of the Old West.

Author: Frances E. Ruffin

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823958248

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Fact-based biography of an American heroine of the Old West.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Annie Oakley of the Wild West

Annie Oakley of the Wild West

Biography of the famous sharpshooter.

Author: Walter Havighurst

Publisher: New York : Macmillan

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037239535

Category: Entertainers

Page: 246

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Biography of the famous sharpshooter.
Categories: Entertainers

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

* Entertaining & easy-to-read introductions to the life stories of men & women who have helped shape American history * Attractively illustrated with full-color drawings

Author: Charles Parlin Graves

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 0791014487

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 78

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* Entertaining & easy-to-read introductions to the life stories of men & women who have helped shape American history * Attractively illustrated with full-color drawings
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

Describes the life and accomplishments of the woman whose natural talent for shooting led her to become the star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

Author: Rachel A. Koestler-Grack

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 1604135948

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 102

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Describes the life and accomplishments of the woman whose natural talent for shooting led her to become the star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.
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Girl with a Gun

Girl with a Gun

Fifteen-year-old Annie Oakley is the sole supporter of her widowed mother and two siblings.

Author: Kari Bovée

Publisher: SparkPress

ISBN: 9781943006618

Category: Fiction

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Fifteen-year-old Annie Oakley is the sole supporter of her widowed mother and two siblings. An expert markswoman and independent spirit, she hunts game to sell to the local mercantile to make ends meet instead of accepting a marriage proposal that could solve all her problems. After a stunning performance in a shooting contest against the handsome and famous sharpshooter Frank Butler, Annie is offered a position in the renowned Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Finally, she has a chance to save the nearly foreclosed family farm and make her dreams come true. But then her Indian assistant is found dead in her tent, and Annie is dubious when the local coroner claims the death was due to natural causes. When another innocent is murdered, Annie begins to fear the deaths are related to her. And to make matters worse, her prized horse, Buck, a major part of her act, is stolen. Annie soon discovers that the solution to her problems lies buried in a padlocked Civil War trunk belonging to the show’s manager, Derence LeFleur. And so, with the help of a sassy, blue-blooded reporter, Annie sets out to find her horse, solve the murders, and clear her name.
Categories: Fiction

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

Recounts the life of the markswoman and performer who achieved fame with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show.

Author: Jean Flynn

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:49015002465426

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Recounts the life of the markswoman and performer who achieved fame with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Annie Oakley Saves the Day

Annie Oakley Saves the Day

With her father away working at the mill and snow on the horizon, Annie decides to keep busy to keep from worrying and so teaches her younger brother how to make a trap--a decision that becomes a blessing in disguise when trouble happens ...

Author: Anna DiVito

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780689865206

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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While their father is away, young Annie Oakley and her brother John help their mother during a blizzard.
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Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

Not long ago, Annie Oakley died, and bequeathed to the famous comedian, Fred Stone, her diaries and personal papers.

Author: Courtney Riley Cooper

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781789120189

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 161

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Not long ago, Annie Oakley died, and bequeathed to the famous comedian, Fred Stone, her diaries and personal papers. Adding to personal knowledge, Courtney Ryley Cooper, well-known author and friend of Buffalo Bill, has written a splendid biography. It is a true American epic—the story of a pioneer, who as a little girl was forced to forage with her gun in order that her family might not starve, and who eventually became, with Buffalo Bill, internationally famous as a trick marksman, the idol of youth and the darling of royalty.
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Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

Highlights the life of Annie Moses, better known as Annie Oakley, the United States' greatest female sharpshooter.

Author: Ginger Wadsworth

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 0822529408

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Highlights the life of Annie Moses, better known as Annie Oakley, the United States' greatest female sharpshooter.
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Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

A fictionalized account, told as if by Will Rogers, of the life of the female sharpshooter who became famous starring in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show.

Author: James Howard Kunstler

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers

ISBN: 0689806051

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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A fictionalized account, told as if by Will Rogers, of the life of the female sharpshooter who became famous starring in Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show.
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Little Sure Shot

Little Sure Shot

In 1885, sharpshooter Annie Oakley has to prove herself to Buffalo Bill Cody, owner of a popular Wild West show.

Author: Jennifer Silate

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 0823943291

Category: History

Page: 32

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In 1885, sharpshooter Annie Oakley has to prove herself to Buffalo Bill Cody, owner of a popular Wild West show.
Categories: History

Bull s Eye

Bull s Eye

The Wild West era comes alive in this award-winning photobiogaphy of Annie Oakley, a dynamic young woman of American lore and legend.

Author: Sue Macy

Publisher:

ISBN: 1484451309

Category: Entertainers

Page: 64

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Presents the facts and the fiction about the American icon who made herself famous for her shooting skills.
Categories: Entertainers

Missie

Missie

She had strong connections to her family and hometown, but never felt able to settle down after living so many years on the road. This is a very personal account of a remarkable woman who amazed crowds wherever she went.

Author: Annie Fern Swartwout

Publisher:

ISBN: 1616462175

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Annie Oakley was world-famous when traveling with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, but audiences only saw the attractive, athletic sharpshooter who performed astonishing feats of marksmanship. Annie's own niece wrote this biography, showing how a difficult childhood motivated Annie to work hard and use her skills to entertain thousands of people while helping those she could (particularly orphans). She had strong connections to her family and hometown, but never felt able to settle down after living so many years on the road. This is a very personal account of a remarkable woman who amazed crowds wherever she went.
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Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley

Annie loved to use her perfect aim to help her family find food. And then one day she saw an advertisement that promised $100 to whoever could aim and hit the most targets. Annie was determined to be the winner and the rest is history!

Author: Wanda Kay Knight

Publisher:

ISBN: 1649707525

Category:

Page: 46

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Annie loved to use her perfect aim to help her family find food. And then one day she saw an advertisement that promised $100 to whoever could aim and hit the most targets. Annie was determined to be the winner and the rest is history!
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Annie Oakley Comes to Watertown

Annie Oakley Comes to Watertown

The book's real point is to give the reader a taste of the flavor of the late nineteenth century, especially in small town America, and of traveling extravaganzas of the day like "Buffalo Bill's Wild West," and also to detail Annie Oakley's ...

Author: Garman Lord

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1544650698

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Page: 66

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Annie Oakley is a work of historical fiction built around the 1897 visit of Annie, as a performer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, to the small rural city of Watertown in Northern New York. The device used by the author, a mystery crime writer and a Watertown native himself, is to have Annie solve a crime during her visit. The visit was real, the crime fictional, although no more than a small diversion from the body of the narrative itself. The book's real point is to give the reader a taste of the flavor of the late nineteenth century, especially in small town America, and of traveling extravaganzas of the day like "Buffalo Bill's Wild West," and also to detail Annie Oakley's highly unusual life, so different from the conventional contemporary mythology of shows like "Annie Get Your Gun," before and after her Watertown visit. It is said that "Annie Get Your Gun" star Ethel Merman was asked why Annie's real life would not have made for a much more interesting stage play, her response was "It would, but then the show would be a melodrama and I'd be a wreck."
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