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

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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.

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: 0806187247

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 and Buffalo Bill s Wild West

Wonderful behind-the-scenes look at the life and career of Annie Oakley. More than 100 rare photographs, posters, handbills, and other memorabilia chronicle her life, especially her 17 years touring with Buffalo Bill.

Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill s Wild West

Author: Isabelle S. Sayers

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048614075X

Page: 96

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Wonderful behind-the-scenes look at the life and career of Annie Oakley. More than 100 rare photographs, posters, handbills, and other memorabilia chronicle her life, especially her 17 years touring with Buffalo Bill.

Annie Oakley

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

Annie Oakley

Author: Ginger Wadsworth

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780822529408

Page: 48

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

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.

Missie

Author: Annie Fern Swartwout

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781616462178

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.

The Colonel and Little Missie

In this sweeping dual biography, Larry McMurtry explores the lives, the legends and above all the truth about two larger-than-life American figures.

The Colonel and Little Missie

Author: Larry McMurtry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439128183

Page: 256

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From the early 1800s to the end of his life in 1917, Buffalo Bill Cody was as famous as anyone could be. Annie Oakley was his most celebrated protégée, the 'slip of a girl' from Ohio who could (and did) outshoot anybody to become the most celebrated star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. In this sweeping dual biography, Larry McMurtry explores the lives, the legends and above all the truth about two larger-than-life American figures. With his Wild West show, Buffalo Bill helped invent the image of the West that still exists today -- cowboys and Indians, rodeo, rough rides, sheriffs and outlaws, trick shooting, Stetsons, and buckskin. The short, slight Annie Oakley -- born Phoebe Ann Moses -- spent sixteen years with Buffalo Bill's Wild West, where she entertained Queen Victoria, Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria and Kaiser Wilhelm II, among others. Beloved by all who knew her, including Hunkpapa leader, Sitting Bull, Oakley became a legend in her own right and after her death, achieved a new lease of fame in Irving Berlin's musical Annie, Get Your Gun. To each other, they were always 'Missie' and 'Colonel'. To the rest of the world, they were cultural icons, setting the path for all that followed. Larry McMurtry -- a writer who understands the West better than any other -- recreates their astonishing careers and curious friendship in a fascinating history that reads like the very best of his fiction.

Annie Oakley Reader s Theater Script Fluency Lesson

This reader's theater script builds fluency through oral reading. The creative script captures students' interest, so they will want to practice and perform. Included is a fluency lesson and approximate reading levels for the script roles.

Annie Oakley  Reader s Theater Script   Fluency Lesson

Author: Lisa Greathouse

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425883427

Page: 14

View: 706

This reader's theater script builds fluency through oral reading. The creative script captures students' interest, so they will want to practice and perform. Included is a fluency lesson and approximate reading levels for the script roles.

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

Annie Oakley

Author: Charles Parlin Graves

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 9780791014486

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

Annie Oakley

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

Annie Oakley

Author: Courtney Riley Cooper

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1789120187

Page: 161

View: 638

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.

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: 0806156074

Page: 304

View: 362

“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.

American Legends the Life of Annie Oakley

American Legends: The Life of Annie Oakley chronicles all the aspects of the famous female sharpshooter's life.

American Legends  the Life of Annie Oakley

Author: Charles River Charles River Editors

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781986132138

Page: 50

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*Includes pictures of Annie and important people in her life. *Discusses Annie's performances and encounters with legends like Buffalo Bill Cody, Sitting Bull, and Queen Victoria. *Includes some of Annie's most colorful quotes. *Includes a Bibliography for further reading. "Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history's most influential figures, but how much of the forest is lost for the trees? In Charles River Editors' American Legends series, readers can get caught up to speed on the lives of America's most important men and women in the time it takes to finish a commute, while learning interesting facts long forgotten or never known. The Wild West made legends out of many men who came to be identified with the unforgiving nature and spirit of the frontier. Men like Wyatt Earp have long been celebrated for their toughness, swagger, and fearless courage. So it's no surprise that the few women who could match the men in toughness and gunplay have also become legends of the West. There was little about the childhood of Phoebe Ann Mosey that indicated that she would grow up to become Annie Oakley, one of the best sharpshooters the world has ever seen and an icon of the West. Her parents, Jacob and Susan, were Quakers who migrated from Pennsylvania to Darke County, Ohio after a fire destroyed their inn and their livelihood. Their daughter, who would become a national celebrity in her own life for "The Little Sure Shot of the West", learned her gun skills out of necessity, using them to hunt for food around the Cincinnati area thousands of miles away from the dusty towns, saloons and shootouts that have become symbols the Wild West. However, Annie would make her own mark by hitting so many marks back east, and by 18 she had made a name for herself by besting other sharpshooters, including Frank Butler, who performed a traveling act and became smitten by the young teen who beat him. Annie and Frank would marry when she was 16, and they continued to perform together until becoming part of Buffalo Bill's famous show, where Annie became acquainted with other legends like Sitting Bull. Annie would perform off and on for Buffalo Bill's show, but she also took her exploits to Europe and even the burgeoning film industry, performing "The Little Sure Shot of the West" for Thomas Edison's brand new kinetoscope, which could make a film. She also met dignitaries like Queen Victoria and Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany. Annie only became more famous with age, continuing with her skillful performances into her 60s despite a debilitating injury suffered in a car crash, before declining health led to her death at the age of 66 in 1926. By the time she had died, Annie had become so well known for her marksmanship that other important aspects of her life were largely overlooked, including her philanthropy and her training and encouragement of women. American Legends: The Life of Annie Oakley chronicles all the aspects of the famous female sharpshooter's life. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events in her life, you will learn about Annie like you never have before, in no time at all.

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: 547

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.

Shooting For The Moon

Based on her own writings and illustrated with hauntingly expressive oil paintings by one of America's foremost illustrators, this dramatic picture-book biography offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of a courageous young girl who ...

Shooting For The Moon

Author: Stephen Krensky

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 9780374368432

Page: 32

View: 388

A survivor who refused to give up. The Amazing Life and Times of Annie Oakley. "Aim at a high mark and you will hit it" is the motto the legendary sharpshooter and star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Annie Oakley, lived by. How did a young girl growing up on a hardscrabble Ohio farm become a legend in her own time? Based on her own writings and illustrated with hauntingly expressive oil paintings by one of America's foremost illustrators, this dramatic picture-book biography offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of a courageous young girl who went on to break barriers in the field of sports, becoming recognized by Will Rogers and others as "the greatest woman rifle shot the world has ever produced."

Girl with a Gun

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

Girl with a Gun

Author: Kari Bovée

Publisher: SparkPress

ISBN: 194300661X

Page:

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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.

Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley had a difficult childhood.

Annie Oakley

Author: Jim Whiting

Publisher: Mitchell Lane

ISBN: 1545750203

Page: 32

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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 the life and legends related to the sharpshooter known as Annie Oakley.

Annie Oakley

Author: Sara Gilbert

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583413340

Page: 48

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Profiles the life and legends related to the sharpshooter known as Annie Oakley.

Annie Oakley

Your entire family will enjoy this spirited tale of a talented frontier woman whose sharp-shooting exploits brought her international fame.

Annie Oakley

Author: James Howard Kunstler

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781591977599

Page: 36

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She was an angel in buckskin on a big spotted horse. With two six guns blazin', Annie Oakley was the star of Buffalo Bill Cody's famous Wild West Show for almost 20 years. Your entire family will enjoy this spirited tale of a talented frontier woman whose sharp-shooting exploits brought her international fame.

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

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