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    Buffalo Calf Road Woman, or Brave Woman (b. c. 1850s? -d. 1878), was a Northern Cheyenne woman who saved her wounded warrior brother Chief Comes in Sight, in the Battle of the Rosebud in 1876. Read more

    Running Eagle, aka Brown Weasel Woman, was a Blackfoot woman who rescued her father after his horse was shot by an enemy tribe. Learn more

    Gouyen (in Mescalero Góyą́ń, “the one who is wise”) (c. 1857-1903), was a 19th-century Apache woman noted for her heroism. Read more

    Lozen (c. 1840-1890) was a skilled warrior and a prophet of the Chihenne Chiricahua Apache. She was the sister of Victorio, a prominent chief. Read more

    Great Spirit, I am Mother. I was made by You so that the image of Your love Could be brought into existence. May I always carry with me The sacredness of this honour.

    Dahteste was a Chiricahua woman. Despite being married with children, she took part in raiding parties with her first husband Ahnandia. She was a compatriot of Geronimo and companion of Lozen on many raids. Read more

    Black Buffalo Woman was Crazy Horse’s love interest, whom he had known since childhood. Read more

    Caleen Sisk is the spiritual leader and the tribal chief of the Winnemem Wintu tribe—and a last speaker of the language that sustains her people’s identity. Read more

    Paula Bidwell (1953) is of mixed Indian blood, Cherokee, Shawnee, Delaware and Seneca artist. Read more

    Alice Brown Davis was the first female Principal Chief of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma, and served from 1922–1935, appointed by President Warren G. Harding. Learn more

    Mary Kim Titla (1960) is an American publisher, journalist, former TV reporter and was a 2008 candidate for Arizona’s First Congressional District. Read more

    Gertrude Simmons Bonnin’s, or Zitkala-Sa – Red Bird, writings and work as an Indian rights activist are a vital link between the oral cultures of tribal America and the literate culture of contemporary American Indians. Read more

    Wilma Pearl Mankiller was the first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation. She served as principal chief for ten years from 1985 to 1995. Learn more

    Oh, Great Spirit! Let me walk in beauty. And make my hands respect the things you have made. [Artwork by Linda]

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