Pioneer Girl

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The Annotated Autobiography


Laura Ingalls Wilder's unedited, and unpublished, draft of her autobiography that was written for an adult audience and eventually served as the foundation for her popular Little House on the Prairie series includes not-safe-for-children tales that feature stark scenes of domestic abuse, love triangles gone awry and a man who lit himself on fire while drunk off whiskey.


With the aid of a team of scholars and professionals committed to Laura Ingalls Wilder’s work and literary legacy, Hill presents Pioneer Girl--eighty years after Wilder’s autobiography was written--presenting new insights into Wilder’s life and evolution as an American artist who went from farm journalist to novelist to literary legend. There are nine chapters: Kansas and Missouri, 1869-1871; Wisconsin, 1871-1874; Minnesota, 1874-1876; Iowa, 1876-1877; Minnesota, 1877-1879; Dakota Territory, 1879-1880; Dakota Territory, the hard winter of 1880-1881; Dakota Territory, 1880-1885; Dakota Territory, 1881-1888. There are 125 images, maps, and hundreds of annotations based on primary sources


  • Written by Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Edited by Pamela Smith Hill
  • 400 pages
  • 10" x 9.3"
  • Published November 2014
  • Hardcover