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Chickasaw storyteller and actress Te Ata (Mary Frances Fisher). Te Ata (1895-1995) created one woman shows that highlighted Native American folklore through dance, music, and storytelling. A member of the Chickasaw tribe, Te Ata traveled widely and incorporated traditions from other Native American cultures into her performances. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were among her admirers and Te Ata was invited to perform at both the White House and Hyde Park.
This is Smart Girl LaDonna Vita Tabbytite Harris. A member of the Comanche tribe, she has spent her life helping all native peoples of the Americas. She became a nationally recognized advocate on behalf of Native Americans, and was a founding member of the National Women's Political Caucus. She has helped tribes reclaim land, she has helped women and indigenous people around the world gain equality. #ladonnavitatabbytiteharris #comanche #smartgirls #nativeamerican #amypoehler