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Homesteader
"In the U.S., single women could file for homesteads in their own names. Between 1882-1890, roughly 1,000 Jews filed for land in North and South Dakota alone, including many single Jewish women ."

Elizabeth Jameson,
University of Calgary



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Women's Roles

Homesteader

Rachel Bella Calof
"Married women whose husbands owned or were claiming land were denied homestead claim rights, but single women had the same rights as men. Abraham's land would be in his name but mine would be in my maiden name."

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An online exhibition from the Palace of the Governors / New Mexico History Museum, organized by TREX
Traveling Exhibitions Program, with generous support from the Dobkin Family Foundation.