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Native American Actress Misty Upham

Native American Actress Misty Upham

Dr. Susan LaFlesche Picotte (1865-1915) Dr. Picotte was the first American Indian woman in the United States to receive a medical degree, graduating at the top of her class at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1889. After her internship, she returned to the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska to care for more than 1,200 of her own native people at the government boarding school. She opened a hospital in the reservation town of Walthill, Nebraska in 1913, two years before her death.

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Ear of Corn, wife of Lone Wolf, Oglala 1872

White Buffalo Calf Woman appeared from the north as a beautiful young woman dressed in a brilliant white dress to give the tribe the sacred pipe rituals which form the basis of their religion. She also took the form of a sacred white buffalo calf. When she left the tribe, she told them that she will come back in the future.

O w n e r l e s s - M i n d: The White Buffalo Calf Woman

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Mrs. Thunder Bear, Lakota, 1891

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July 1943: Minnie Spotted Wolf became the first Native American woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve (US National Archives)

Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin (1863-1952), Chippewa lawyer; she was the first Native American student and first woman of color to graduate from the Washington College of Law, in 1914. She worked in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and was an officer in the Society of American Indians. Because she was a fluent French speaker, she offered her skills as a translator to the War Department during WWI.

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Tantoo Cardinal, 63, beautiful and talented Cree Native American actor.

Ingrid Washinawatok el-Issa was a member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. In her native language, her name, O'Peqtaw-Metamoh, means "Flying Eagle Woman." She dedicated her life to promoting the rights of indigenous peoples, and was executive director of a fund that endeavored to revitalize indigenous languages.

Ingrid Washinawatok el-Issa - Reflections on Working Toward Peace

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Alice Charley (StuYat) lived in hiding for 18 years to escape being sent to a white boarding school where her language and culture would be stripped away. Born in 1909, Alice lived with two grandaunts in Spearfish, on the Columbia River. Alice never enrolled in the Yakama Tribe as a child. Without tribal identification, she eluded agents as they swept homes for children. She immersed herself in her Native culture, learning five dialects, scraping hides and gathering food.

Wife of Geronimo Two Children, 1880s, Native American Apache Indian. It was the death of his fourth wife that sent him on a revenge killing spree amongst the Mexicans. He hated them so much that he did not count their kills.

Junal Gerlach -Top Native Model/Actress -with her daughter Ina King- The Real Miss America And Little Miss America! Modeling Tribal Impressions Hanna Top, Matching Fringed Skirt and Five Layer Minnetonka Zipper Boots! Review The Collections off of: www.indianvillage... You can also find out more about Junal's professional modeling and acting off of: www.modelmayhem.c...

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Stunningly beautiful Portrait of Hattie Tom, Native American Chiricahua Apache woman. Photo taken 1899

Another beautiful photo of Lenna Geronimo. ca. 1900-07.

Amy Locklear Hertel, of the Lumbee and Coharie tribes of North Carolina, is the director of the American Indian Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.