She was the a famous American frontierswoman, like Annie Oakley or Belle Starr. She is said to have been instrumental in fighting Indians.
She held down many a job, working as a dishwasher, a cook, a waitress, a dance-hall girl, a nurse, an ox team driver, a scout, and more, in order to support her family.
Despite being recognized mainly for her grit and fire, she was also said to show compassion to the sick and poor.
Her daughter, Jean, was put up for adoption.
She was a famous associate of Wild Bill Hickok.
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