Pioneer Mother:The Life and Times of Esther Clark Short
by Hillary Brown
Published: February 20, 2011.
Esther Clark Short was a Native American woman who went West. She was a claim jumper, an enterprising business woman, and the founder of the town of Vancouver, Washington. She lived in a time when the Pacific Northwest was a place of danger and opportunity. This book explores not only her life, but the lives of the famous people she knew in the swirl of tummultous times.