Carol Sletten will be presenting two acts from Three Strong Western Women during Holbrook’s Wild West Days on Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12. She will introduce the audiences to Lozen, a powerful Apache woman warrior and shaman who rode with Geronimo, and to Emma Lee, a hardy handcart pioneer and the 17th plural wife of John D. Lee. Both women spent some time in Holbrook during their turbulent lives. Emma lived in Holbrook and Winslow after her husband was convicted and executed for the Mountain Meadows Massacre. And it was at Holbrook where Lozen was forced into a boxcar before she and other Apaches were sent by rail to a prisoner of war camp in Florida.
The performances will be given on both days of the festival. Lozen’s act will be given on both Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m. And Emma Lee’s act will be given on both days at 2 p.m. There will be no charge for admission.
Sletten is the author of Three Strong Western Women, a popular play and book by the same name, as well as Story of the American West – Legends of Arizona. That Arizona Centennial Legacy Project book was co-authored by her husband, Eric Kramer, and features Sheriff Commodore Perry Owens on the cover. Kramer will give a short talk about Sheriff Owen’s famous shootout and other aspects of Holbrook’s Wild West history after each of Sletten’s performances.
The couple will be available to answer questions and sign their books after their presentations.
For more information call (928) 367-1079 or go to www.StoryOfTheAmercianWest.com.