Among other things, March is Women's History Month, so this seems a good time to highlight some of the excellent tales of women in the American west.
There have been many good non-fiction books written detailing the contributions of women in the settling of the west. A good place to start might be with some of these titles:
If you like to read about women in the American west, but also want a good story, you might try these titles.
The All-True Travels & Adventures of Lidie Newton  by Janes Smiley.
Against All Odds: the Lucy Scott Mitchum story  by Barbara Riefe
Doc Holliday's Woman  by Jane Candida Coleman
Walking West  by Noelle Sickels
A Lady Follows  by Holly Newman
Buffalo Girls  by Larry McMurtry
Finally, there are also numerous works both in fiction and non-fiction about individual women, both famous and infamous, who carved a place for themselves on the wild frontiers of the American west.
(I make no pretense that this is any sort of a complete list of interesting women of the American west. By all means feel free to search for your own favorite in our catalog. Even if we do not have the title you want in our system, we can probably borrow it from some other library around the country.)