Dorothy Johnson at book signing for The Bloody Bozeman.

Gravel In Her Gut And Spit In Her Eye

First Aired Monday, November 21, 2005

Dorothy Johnson was a Western writer ahead of her time.

Dorothy Johnson was a Western writer ahead of her time. Women saved men, heroes died unwept and unsung, whites lived with Indians and benefited from the experience. Three of her stories were made into films and many critics consider "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" to be the cornerstone of the modern western. This documentary looks back on Dorothy's life, and her place in history.

The University of Montana Mansfield Library Archive

Gravel In Her Gut And Spit In Her Eye