As she holds her youngest, freshly bathed child in a towel and informs her son gathering fresh vegetables from the garden, he grabs a stone and clings to her apron. This woman represents mature womanhood, motherhood. Equal in every way to a man, it was the prairie woman who was a true hero, raising, educating, caring for her family and carrying the responsibility for the nation's future on her shoulders. While the man looked after providing his family with the most basic physical needs such as food, shelter and clothing, it was the woman who supported that effort and made everything work out. That was certainly the case in my family.
This effort depicts the woman in much the same way that Daniel Chester French depicted the Minuteman for Concord, Massachusetts.
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