Betty Mae Tiger Jumper (1922-2011)
Tribal Leader, Journalist, Author
Last updated 1/17/2015 at 6:51pm
• Inducted by the governor into
the Florida Women's Hall of Fame
• Received presidential appointment to the National Congress on Indian Opportunity.
• Co-founder, Chickee Independent Baptist Church
The first and, to date, only female chairperson of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Inc., Betty Mae Tiger was born in Indiantown, Florida on April 27, 1922 to a Seminole mother and a Euro-American father.
Born in a time when children of Euro-American heritage were believed to bring "bad luck" to the tribe, traditional Seminole law demanded that they be put to death.
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