For a century Cattle Kate was known as an unscrupulous cattle rustler, a woman who bucked the social norms of her time. One newspaper account of her untimely lynching led with the headline "Blaspheming Border Beauty Barbarously Boosted Branchward." But Cattle Kate wasn't a rustler. Her real name was Ella Watson, and her story reveals the challenges faced by women making a life for themselves on the frontier. Jana Bommersbach shares the real story behind a woman that dared to cross boundaries and stand up to a system run by big cattle companies.