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13th May '16 10:59:07 PM Doug86
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* Marianne in ''CloudOfSparrows'' was one of these before [[PosthumousCharacter dying]].

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* Marianne in ''CloudOfSparrows'' ''Literature/CloudOfSparrows'' was one of these before [[PosthumousCharacter dying]].
15th Oct '15 4:42:11 PM gallium
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* Mrs. Jorgensen in ''Film/TheSearchers''. Her husband is not only not the DeterminedHomesteader, but he's given way to despair, blaming the country for the death of his son. His wife responds with a rousing speech of how this country will become a good place to live, even if it may take their bones in the ground to achieve it.
--> '''Mrs. Jorgensen''': It just so happens we be Texicans. Texican is nothin' but a human man way out on a limb, this year and next. Maybe for a hundred more. But I don't think it'll be forever. Some day, this country's gonna be a fine good place to be. Maybe it needs our bones in the ground before that time can come.
12th Oct '15 4:07:36 PM jamespolk
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* Zig-zagged in ''Film/ThreeTenToYuma1957'' in the case of Dan's wife Alice. At the beginning she isn't determined at all, and this trope is clearly averted. Alice complains about how hard life has been and how much they've had to struggle and pesters Dan to get a loan which might help save their foundering cattle ranch. Later, when Dan is about to go out on what seems likely to be a fatal march with Ben Wade, this trope is played more straight. Alice intercepts Dan, begging him to stop, telling him not to risk his life over anything she said the day before. She insists that she's loved their life, even with the hardships and struggles.
12th Oct '15 3:59:37 PM jamespolk
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* Sabra Cravat of the Edna Ferber novel ''Cimarron'' and its 2 subsequent film adaptations. She settles in Oklahoma with her husband during the land rush and toughs out many years on the frontier, then takes over the family newspaper business when her husband leaves her due to wanderlust. She ends up becoming an important frontier figure in her own right.

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* Sabra Cravat of the Edna Ferber novel ''Cimarron'' ''Film/{{Cimarron}}'' and its 2 subsequent film adaptations. She settles in Oklahoma with her husband during the land rush and toughs out many years on the frontier, then takes over the family newspaper business when her husband leaves her due to wanderlust. She ends up becoming an important frontier figure in her own right.
11th Oct '15 10:58:37 AM nombretomado
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** British Sea Captains in the Napoleonic Wars would have their wives with them, as the Admiral and Mrs Croft show in ''{{Persuasion}}''.

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** British Sea Captains in the Napoleonic Wars would have their wives with them, as the Admiral and Mrs Croft show in ''{{Persuasion}}''.''Literature/{{Persuasion}}''.
1st Mar '14 2:40:48 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Women of Lancre in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' are modelled off the British version of this, the Determined Hillfarmer's Wife. Thinly fictionalised versions of the real thing turn up in James Herriot's AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall series.

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* Women of Lancre in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' are modelled off the British version of this, the Determined Hillfarmer's Wife. Thinly fictionalised versions of the real thing turn up in James Herriot's AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall Series/AllCreaturesGreatAndSmall series.
8th Jan '14 8:29:17 PM nombretomado
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* Alma Garrett of ''{{Deadwood}}'' was one of these -- for a very short time. When her husband died, however, she used her new-found freedom to pursue the life she'd always wanted for herself but that staid Eastern civilization wouldn't have allowed.

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* Alma Garrett of ''{{Deadwood}}'' ''{{Series/Deadwood}}'' was one of these -- for a very short time. When her husband died, however, she used her new-found freedom to pursue the life she'd always wanted for herself but that staid Eastern civilization wouldn't have allowed.
5th Dec '13 1:56:54 PM hiphiphu
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** Ma Ingall's mother took it a step further and was a ''DeterminedWidow'' alone, with a mass of children, on the western frontier.
1st Nov '13 5:08:18 AM kjnoren
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* Kristina in ''Literature/TheEmigrants'' downplays and deconstructs this trope. She has trouble rooting in America, gets medical troubles from repeated child births and miscarriages, but is determined to create a good home for her family.
28th Sep '13 12:52:43 PM Specialist290
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A DeterminedHomesteader can't do it alone, no matter how stubborn he may be. He needs an equally determined wife. At least in fiction, the Determined Homesteader's Wife is usually a strong-willed woman who's handy around the cabin and fields, and probably knows how to [[ActionGirl load and shoot a gun]]. And if she doesn't have those capabilities at the beginning of the story, she soon will have. Especially when those skills are required [[MamaBear to protect]] the DeterminedHomesteadersChildren.

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A DeterminedHomesteader can't do it [[SettlingTheFrontier Settle the Frontier]] alone, no matter how stubborn he may be. He needs an equally determined wife. At least in fiction, the Determined Homesteader's Wife is usually a strong-willed woman who's handy around the cabin and fields, and probably knows how to [[ActionGirl load and shoot a gun]]. And if she doesn't have those capabilities at the beginning of the story, she soon will have. Especially when those skills are required [[MamaBear to protect]] the DeterminedHomesteadersChildren.
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