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Native American Women in History

Native American Women's History: resources for reading and research on individual "Indian" women.
  1. Kateri Tekakwitha
  2. Edmonia Lewis
  3. Pocahontas (12)
  4. Sacagawea (9)

Queen Lili'uokalani
A biography of Queen Lili'uokalani of Hawaii

Wilma Mankiller
Wilma Mankiller biography - profile of Wilma Mankiller, first woman Cherokee chief.

Wilma Mankiller Quotes
Quotes by Wilma Mankiller - part of an extensive collection of quotations by notable women.

Maria Tallchief

Sarah Winnemucca
Sarah Winnemucca biography, a profile of the Native American woman who worked for the rights of her people.

Sarah Winnemucca Quotes
Quotes by Sarah Winnemucca - part of an extensive collection of quotations by notable women.

Wilma Mankiller: A Renaissance Woman
Profile of Wilma Mankiller by About.com contributor Dina Gilio-Whitaker.

La Malinche - Harlot or Heroine?
Doña Marina, La Malinche, was an Aztec slave of the Spaniards under Cortes. Of noble origins, she served as interpreter for Cortes, and has been reviled since as a traitor to her people. This article credits her as a heroine, instead, helping "save Mexico from its brutal, blood-thirsty rulers."

Ndee: The Children of Changing Woman
Profiles of individual Apache women, from an on online exhibit about Apache women, curated by Ernestine Cody, herself a Western Apachean woman.

Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie is a guitarist and singer who popularized protest songs in the 1960s about Native American conditions and history. During her son's childhood the two appeared on Sesame Street. She has worked for indiginous peoples' rights including Indian women's issues.

Nancy Ward
(Nan'yehi) A recognized leader of the Cherokee people, she worked against encroachment on Indian lands whether by treaty or purchase while her adoption of European weaving and dairy farming brough far-reaching cultural change.

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