By Liz Sonneborn

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

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Mohawk Trail. : Firebrand Books, 1985. o Brant, Molly (Mary Brant; Mary Degonwadonti) (1736–1796) Mohawk tribal leader The sister of Mohawk chief Joseph Brant, Molly Brant was perhaps the most politically powerful Native American woman during the late 18th century. During this period, the Iroquois Confederacy (which included the Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscarora tribes) lost much of its lands to European colonists, who also drew the Mohawk into their bloody wars with one another.

The Meriam Report led to many important changes in the BIA and its policies in the 1930s. Bonnin also worked with the Indian Rights Association to investigate the theft of Indian lands in Oklahoma. During the 1920s, oil was discovered on the property of a large number of Indian landowners. Bonnin and other investigators found that many of these Indians had been swindled out of their land by non-Indian con men. In some cases, the land thieves had murdered Indians in order to gain control of the oil-rich tracts.

New York: Chelsea House, 1992. Carson, James Taylor. ” In Sifters: Native American Women’s Lives, edited by Theda Perdue, 48–59. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. Green, Gretchen. ” Ontario History 81 (September 1989): 235–250. Hamilton, Milton W. ” In Notable American Women: 1607–1950, edited by Edward T. James, 229– 230. : Belknap Press, 1971. Thomas, Earle. The Three Faces of Molly Brant: A Biography. Kingston, Ontario: Quarry Press, 1996. o Brave Bird, Mary (Mary Crow Dog, Ohitika Win) (1953– ) Lakota Sioux activist, autobiographer “I am a woman of the Red Nation, a Sioux woman.

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