This is all great stuff everyone! Keep it coming!

@Brightdreamer I've started reading "A Woman Homesteader" and it's a little eerie how much this is EXACTLY what I'm looking for. She has such a way with words, it's really remarkable.

@Weaselfire all good points. I'll be sure to tread carefully with the genre. It's a Western in the first place because I want to touch on themes of colonialism and violence.