What’sHerName global women’s history podcast is hosted and produced by academic sisters Olivia Meikle and Dr. Katie Nelson. We interview experts and weave vivid, nuanced biographies of women you’ve never heard of (but should have). Fascinating and funny, thought-provoking and thoughtful. New episodes biweekly Wednesdays.
THE WESTERN WOMAN Rattlesnake Kate Slaughterback
The day “Rattlesnake Kate” Slaughterback (armed with only a rifle, 4 bullets, and a “No Hunting” sign) successfully shot, slashed and smashed her way through hundreds of rattlesnakes to save herself and her son, a legend was born. But that’s just the beginning of her story…
Olivia is on location at the Greeley History Museum with Grammy-nominated musician and composer Neyla Pekarek (formerly of The Lumineers), whose musical Rattlesnake Kate premiered in 2022 at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Kate Slaughterback’s letters were read by Emma Porter, and “Rattlesnake Kate’s Passionate Love” was performed by Mark Henderson.
Music featured in this episode by Neyla Pekarek, Quincas Moreira, Nat Keefe and The Bow Ties, Zachariah Hickman.
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