About Women: Conversations Between a Writer and a Painter by Lisa Alther, Françoise Gilot

By Lisa Alther, Françoise Gilot

A provocative and wide-ranging dialog among targeted women—one American and one French—on the dilemmas, rewards, and calls for of womanhood.

Lisa Alther and Françoise Gilot were acquaintances for greater than twenty-five years. even if from various backgrounds (Gilot from cosmopolitan Paris, Alther from small-town Tennessee) and various generations, they discovered they've got very much in universal as ladies who controlled to help themselves with careers within the arts whereas at the same time balancing the tasks of labor and parenthood.

About ladies is their prolonged dialog during which they discuss every thing very important to them: their childhoods, the influence of struggle on their lives and their paintings, and their perspectives on love, type, self-invention, feminism, and baby rearing. in addition they speak about the inventive impulse and the significance of artwork as they examine what it potential to be a lady.

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The Americans hatched a scheme to capture Mangas Coloradas and keep him as a hostage to ensure their safe passage through the Apacheria, when they were joined by General West’s advance guard of 20 soldiers under Captain Shirland. The groups joined forces and flew a white flag to bring in Mangas Coloradas. They hid the soldiers. Jack Swilling went out to speak with Mangas Coloradas and urged him into camp, where he was surrounded by the soldiers. Mangas Coloradas dismissed his bodyguard, which consisted of Victorio and one of his sons.

3. Jason Betzinez, I Fought With Geronimo with Wilbur Sturtevant Nye (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1959), pp. 19–24. 4. Debo, Geronimo, p. 53. 5. Geronimo, Geronimo: His Own Story, as told to S. M. Barrett, newly revised and edited, with an introduction and notes by Frederick Turner (New York: Meridian, 1996), p. 101. 6. Debo, Geronimo, pp. 55–56. 7. Debo, Geronimo, p. 61. 8. K. Safford, “Cachise: Governor Safford’s Account of His Interview with the Apache Chief—The Career of Cachise from the First Hostilities— His Present Desire is for Peace,” Chicago Daily Tribune, December 24, 1872.

Geronimo married her soon after Alope’s death, and she remained married to him for 30 years until her capture by Mexicans in 1882. Geronimo’s son, Chappo, was born to her in 1867, and his daughter Dohn-say (also called Tozey or Lulu), was born in 1871. He also married a third wife, Nana-tha-thtith, during this time, as was customary for a good provider and successful raider. Apache men were allowed to marry as many women as they could support, and through the years Geronimo added and discarded wives as circumstances dictated, leaving historians with an incomplete record of his domestic life.

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