The following are some links for researching the pioneer women in your ancestry.
Manuscript Collections and Digital Collections
(Available through Ancestry or Heritage Quest).
Kansas State Historical Society--Large collection of newspapers from throughout the United States, available through interlibrary loan.
Jeffrey, J. R. (1979). Frontier women: the trans-Mississippi West, 1840-1880. American century series.
: Hill and Wang New York
Armitage, S. H., & Jameson, E. (1987). The Women's West.
Norman: Press. University of Oklahoma
Peavy, L. S., & Smith, U. (1996). Pioneer women: the lives of women on the frontier.
: Smithmark. New York
Holmes, K. L., & Duniway, D. (1983). Covered wagon women: diaries & letters from the western trails, 1840-1890.
: A.H. Clark. Glendale, Calif