A land of hope : why did so many people choose to move west? -- A place for all people : what were western communities like? -- The big truth! : cowboys and cattle ranches : what jobs did cowboys have to do? -- Life on the frontier : what kinds of chores did pioneer children do? -- Tough times on the prairie : what made life so hard in the early West? -- The impact of the pioneers : how did the pioneers change the land? -- True statistics.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 44-45) and index.