Cowgirl's tools of trade are their hat, horse and heart. You will find these hard working gals' mucking out the barns before first light, and feeding' the stock by moon light. She can rope, tie and brand a beast as quick as any man.
As a self-taught sharpshooter coming of age in war-stricken America, Annie Oakley strived to live a fulfilling life. Oakley was a firm believer in the right to bear arms and went on to state that women could bear arms just as well as men to fight in the war and defend their country. Oakley frequently volunteered to train women at shooting ranges and give demonstrations on hunting and shooting, inspiring other women to pursue the sport.
Though her beliefs were not supported by many men, she persevered and would later pen essays on the advantages of marksmanship for women. Oakley was one of the rare women of the Wild West to take full advantage of her influence and use it for good deeds.