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Letters from Tully

By: Culp,Estella Bowen
Price: $17.50

Big Earth Publishing,2007.
“Tully,” along with her husband, was among the first white settlers on the Sioux Indian reservation in South Dakota in 1906. This book is a compilation of her letters, sent to a family member back East. The letters are by turns desperate, funny, fascinating, and hopeful. As fires devastate their town, crops fail, and other hardships of frontier life occur, Tully maintains her optimistic outlook on it all. Indeed, as a descendant of Tully’s has found, Tully went on to receive her Master’s degree from Stanford. This book clearly details the follies and triumphs of an early frontierswoman, and honors her truly remarkable life.
Paperback, 261 pages.