The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley

Glenda Riley presents the first interpretive biography of the complex woman who was Annie Oakley.

The Life and Legacy of Annie Oakley

Author: Glenda Riley

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806174722

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.

Annie Oakley

... OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 1 . A HARD LIFE 2 . FAME 3 . LITTLE SURE
SHOT 4 . STAGE STAR 5 . LEAVING A LEGACY TIMELINE ANNIE ' S MOTTO
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Annie Oakley

Author: Ginger Wadsworth

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822529408

Page: 48

View: 150

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

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.

Who Was Annie Oakley

Author: Stephanie Spinner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101640065

Page: 112

View: 925

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.

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.

Annie Oakley

Author: Facts On File, Incorporated

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438132328

Page: 102

View: 478

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.

Annie Oakley

Thoroughly researched, fully annotated, and entirely unsentimental, this volume is the most complete and accurate record of Annie Oakley’s life and achievements.

Annie Oakley

Author: Shirl Kasper

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806156066

Page: 304

View: 895

“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.

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley had a difficult childhood.

Annie Oakley

Author: Jim Whiting

Publisher: Mitchell Lane

ISBN: 1545750203

Page: 32

View: 607

Annie Oakley had a difficult childhood. Her father died when she was six, so she had to live with other people, including a family who threw her out of the house in the middle of a snowstorm. But Annie persevered. She found she had a natural gift for shooting, and she used her gift to defeat a traveling marksman named Frank Butler. Soon they were married and partners in shooting exhibitions. When Annie joined Buffalo Bill s Wild West Show, she became one of its most famous acts. People were amazed at her shooting. Annie was proud of her accomplishments. She knew that many women looked up to her. She always set a good example for them, teaching them to aim high.

Annie Oakley

Profiles Phoebe Ann Moses, the star sharpshooter of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show under the name Annie Oakley, who began shooting to help feed her family after her father's death.

Annie Oakley

Author: Jason Porterfield

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823941025

Page: 32

View: 957

Profiles Phoebe Ann Moses, the star sharpshooter of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show under the name Annie Oakley, who began shooting to help feed her family after her father's death.

Annie Oakley

Profiles the woman sharpshooter who taught herself how to shoot a rifle and amazed thousands around the world with her skill.

Annie Oakley

Author: Brenda Haugen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756518691

Page: 112

View: 133

Profiles the woman sharpshooter who taught herself how to shoot a rifle and amazed thousands around the world with her skill.

Annie Oakley The Woman Who Never Missed a Shot

This book is an introduction to the life Annie Oakley whose perfection in her sport inspired Broadway plays, musicals, and songs.

Annie Oakley  The Woman Who Never Missed a Shot

Author: Katherine Rose

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1627122885

Page: 32

View: 711

Annie Oakley, was an American sharpshooter who became an international star performing for heads of state and royalty. This book is an introduction to the life Annie Oakley whose perfection in her sport inspired Broadway plays, musicals, and songs. Her story is considered a folktale, or legend, which is a story passed on by word-of-mouth through generations, organically changing each time it is told. This exiting volume contains original artwork, historical context of the story, recounts the folktale from diverse cultures, and defines words unique to her legend.

Annie Oakley Sharp Shooter

Presents the life of Phoebe Ann Moses, who learned to shoot in order to feed her family after the death of her father and who went on to travel the world as Annie Oakley, the star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

Annie Oakley  Sharp Shooter

Author: Eric Blair

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781404809703

Page: 32

View: 700

Presents the life of Phoebe Ann Moses, who learned to shoot in order to feed her family after the death of her father and who went on to travel the world as Annie Oakley, the star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

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 ...

Annie Oakley Saves the Day

Author: Anna DiVito

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689865201

Page: 32

View: 994

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

Little Sure Shot

A biography of the poor young farmgirl who went on to become a famous sharpshooter with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

Little Sure Shot

Author: Stephanie Spinner

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN:

Page: 48

View: 700

A biography of the poor young farmgirl who went on to become a famous sharpshooter with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

Bull s eye

Featuring historical photos and original quotes from Annie, a fascinating glimpse into the life of the legendary sharpshooter and heroine details how she triumphed over poverty and abuse to become one of the world's greatest performers who ...

Bull s eye

Author: Sue Macy

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780792259336

Page: 64

View: 496

Featuring historical photos and original quotes from Annie, a fascinating glimpse into the life of the legendary sharpshooter and heroine details how she triumphed over poverty and abuse to become one of the world's greatest performers who travelled with Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show and amazed audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe. Reprint.

Annie Oakley Little Sure Shot

The childhood adventures of the little girls who loved to shoot and who grew up to be the most famous woman sharpshooter in the world and star of the Buffalo Bil's Wild West Show.

Annie Oakley  Little Sure Shot

Author: Ellen Janet Cameron Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 160

View: 802

The childhood adventures of the little girls who loved to shoot and who grew up to be the most famous woman sharpshooter in the world and star of the Buffalo Bil's Wild West Show.

Annie Oakley

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

Annie Oakley

Author: Jean Flynn

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 128

View: 156

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

Little Sure Shot

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

Little Sure Shot

Author: Jennifer Silate

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823943296

Page: 32

View: 816

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