A to Z of American Indian Women (A to Z of Women) by Liz Sonneborn

By Liz Sonneborn

Liz Sonneborn profiles 152 American Indian girls who've had an impression on their society and the realm at huge. This quantity provides tales of girls from quite a few areas of North the United States, in addition to from an enormous array of tribes.

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Yet she realized that she would feel no more comfortable living with whites, who regarded her as an inferior despite her non-Indian manners. An outcast among both whites and Indians, Gertrude Simmons retreated to the familiar world of the boarding school. Disregarding the pleas of her mother, she returned to Wabash for three years. She then enrolled at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, where she studied to be a teacher. At Earlham, Simmons developed into a skilled orator. She was chosen to represent the college at a statewide oratory competition, where students from other schools leveled racial slurs at her.

Downloaded on May 7, 2006. Schneider, Wolf. ” Cowboys and Indians. Available online. cowboysandindians. html. Downloaded on June 24, 2005. o Bennett, Ramona (1938– ) educator Puyallup tribal leader, activist, “It was time for us to get a little bit rowdy,” Ramona Bennett has said of the 1970s, when she served as the tribal chairperson of the Puyallup Indians. Her Bennett, Ramona combative brand of activism during this turbulent period helped prevent the dissolution of her tribe. Bennett was born in Seattle, Washington, on April 28, 1938.

This organization concentrates on placing homeless minority children in foster and adoptive homes with adults of the same race. Bennett believes that such an environment provides the best opportunity for troubled youths to develop pride in themselves and their heritage. The mother of five biological and two adopted children, she has often opened her own house to children with nowhere else to go. In honor of her work with children and families, the Native Action Network gave Bennett the Enduring Spirit Award in 2003.

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