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Diane Humetewa

Hopi tribe member, Diane Humetewa (hoo-MEE-tee-wah) was born and reared in Arizona and started school on the Hualapai Reservation. Her father worked for the Bureau of Indian... — Updated 10/12/2014

 

First Native American declared a saint by the Roman Catholic Church

Born in the Mohawk village of Ossernenon (near what is now Auriesville, New York) of an Algonquin mother and a Mohawk father, Kateri was orphaned at four years of age when smallpox... — Updated 7/23/2014

 
 By K.B. Schaller    News

Model for the Sacagawea Golden Dollar Coin

Many little girls wish to grow up to be fashion models, but how many aspire to sit for hours as the model for a historical figure on a coin? Randy'L He-Dow Teton... — Updated 5/25/2014

 

Outstanding Native Women

The daughter of sharecroppers Johnson and Gaynell Jacobs, Judy Jacobs (Lumbee Tribe) was born in Lumberton, North Carolina, and is the youngest of twelve children. Her family,... — Updated 3/15/2014

 

The Spanish-American War Nurses

As the 1800s drew to an end, tribal women began to enter the armed forces as nurses. In 1898, the Daughters of the American Revolution Hospital Corps contracted four Native... — Updated 1/19/2014

 

Native American Rights Advocate and Banker

A great-granddaughter of Mountain Chief, one of the West's legendary leaders, Elouise Cobell (Yellow Bird Woman) was born into the heritage of Blackfeet activism. She graduated... — Updated 11/23/2013

 

Laura Beltz Wright

Born in Candle, Alaska, Laura Beltz Wright was a member of the Eskimo Scouts, also known as the Tundra Army and the Alaska Territorial Guard (ATG). The units were created in 1942... — Updated 9/28/2013

 

Outstanding Native Women

Mary Golda Ross (1908-2008) Aerospace Pioneer The only Native American Indian female member of a “think tank” to design manned orbital space system concepts, Mary Golda Ross... — Updated 7/27/2013

 

LaDonna Harris, Activist (b. 1931)

One of the twentieth century’s most influential Native Americans in politics, Comanche social activist LaDonna Vita Tabbytite Harris was born February 15, 1931 in Temple,... — Updated 5/25/2013

 

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