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    LaDonna Harris – Indian Opportunity

    LaDonna Vita Tabbytite Harris (born 1931) is a Comanche social activist from Oklahoma. She is the founder and president of Americans for Indian Opportunity. Background Harris was born on February 15, 1931 in Temple, Oklahoma, on her family’s allotment land. Her parents were William Crawford, of European-American descent, and Lilly Tabbytite, who was Comanche. Her parents separated shortly after her birth, so she was raised by her maternal grandparents, John and Wick-kie Tabbytite. Her father migrated to California as part of the great “Okie” migration, and she only met him a few times in her life. She grew up on her grandparents’ farm, near Walters, Oklahoma during the Great Depression.



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