Photos from: Susie Walking Bear Yellowtail (1903-1981)

K.B. Schaller

Susie Walking Bear Yellowtail was appointed to President Richard Nixon's Council on Indian Health, Education and Welfare and the Federal Indian Health Advisory Committee. She founded the first professional association for Native American nurses. Throughout her life, Susie Walking Bear Yellowtail maintained her Crow identity and heritage and was a talented craftsperson who created exquisite traditional Crow beadwork that she presented to family and friends.

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