Buffalo Gals

"Correctly or not, Alice had spun her ideas about cowgirls and cowboys in Africa, where she heard the song "Buffalo Gals" on an old LP of her father's."

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Buffalo Gals

by Elaine Neil Orr
Southern Cultures, Vol. 14, No. 1: Spring 2008

"A Buffalo Gal would not be bowled over by every little thing that came along."

In her thirteenth year, the year she almost became popular in America, Alice learned some new words, or she learned some words newly. The first was bitch and it was unthinkable. No case could be made for comparing a woman to a dog. Still, the way the word was delivered—almost like spitting—Alice figured she would use it.