Calamity Jane


Calamity Jane is one of those historical figures whose reputation has in many ways eclipsed the real story. But she was, without a doubt, a unique character who in many ways lived outside the social norms of her time.

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Topics in this Podcast: women, 19th century, biographies, nurses, Sioux Nation, outlaws, The American West, alcoholism