Little women of the Coulees is the true story of remarkable women who left the preservation and opulences of genteel Victorian nation and fly to the American Southwest in pursual of a wider view of themselves and their race. Educated, restless, and inquisitive, Natalie Curtis, Canzonet Stanley, Alice Klauber, and Mary Cabot Wheelwright were spunky, fearless women whose maintains were transformed in the first decades of the 20th centenary by the crowds and the mural of the American Southwest. Part of an influential circuit of women that included Louisa Attack Wetherill, Alice Corbin Henderson, Mabel Ditch Luhan, Mary Austin, and Willa Cather, these little women imagined and created a new home territory, a new nation, and a new identity for themselves and for the women who would follow them. Their adventures were shared with the likes of Theodore Roosevelt and Robert Henri, Edgar Hewett and Charles Lummis, Chief Tawakwaptiwa of the Hopi, and Hostiin Klah of the Navajo. Their treks took them to Tablet Basin and Arc Bridge, into Canyon de Chelly, and across the high mesas of the Hopi, down through the Splendid Canyon, and over the red desert of the Quaternity Angles, to the pueblos along the Rio Grande and the villages in the piles between Santa Fe and Taos. Although their autobiographies converge in the wilderness of the American Southwest, the narrative of Little women of the Coulees is also the tale of Boston's Patricians, the Greenwich Hamlet new, the status of American modern art, and Santa Fe's art and literary province. Little women of the Coulees is the story of New Women stepping boldly into the North America of inconspicuous laugher, ambitious decline, and the personal challenges experienced by women and men during the emergence of the Modern Day.