Outstanding Native Women

Lorelei DeCora (Means) b. 1954


Last updated 6/3/2019 at 3:04pm

K.B. Schaller

• WARN Co-Founder

• Civil Rights Activist

• Nurse

When officials in the Catholic grade school where Lorelei DeCora was enrolled tried unsuccessfully to sever her ties to her American Indian traditions, their actions no doubt fueled DeCora's early attraction to the 1970s Red Power Movement. She would become one of the youngest to serve as board member for the American Indian Movement (AIM).

Born on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska, Lorelei DeCora is a descendant of the Minneconjou Lakota Sioux through her mother. Her grandmother survived the Wounded...

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