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    Yvonne Madelaine Brill (née Claeys; December 30, 1924 – March 27, 2013) was a Canadian-American rocket scientist best known for her development of rocket and jet propulsion technologies.

    Yvonne Brill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Dianne Dorland, chemical engineer

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    Maria Telkes is a great example of an inventor and innovator who helped make solar energy use practical for every day life. Today scientists continue to use her bright idea in the alternative energy field.

    National Inventors Hall of Fame

    The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, including women from the Arctic Circle; North, South, and Central America; Africa; and Asia, represents a global alliance of prayer, education, and healing. They are women of prayer and women of action who regularly travel the globe to bear witness to the wounds of people and of the earth.

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    Washington, D.C., native Emily Cleveland Davis (1898-1968) had attended American University in the early 1920s before becoming the Science Service archaeology editor, 1926-1941. She was the coauthor, with Ralph Van Deman Magoffin, of Magic Spades: The Romance of Archeology (1929) and author of Ancient Americans: The Archeological Story of Two Continents (1931). During the 1940s, she worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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    Early Feminists were inspired by the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois confederacy). Overcoming intertribal warfare they developed a union based on respect, balance and dignity of all, women included. Pictures show Audrey and Jeanne ann Shenandoah, Rochelle Brown, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott and Mathilda Joslyn Gage. "Under Iroquois women the science of Government reached the highest form known to the world".

    Iroquois Women Poster (QuakerBooks)

    Mary Golda Ross: The first Native American female engineer

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    Betty Ford, 1918-2011, following her White House years, she continued to lobby for the ERA and remained active in the feminist movement. She was the founder, and served as the first chair of the board of directors, of the Betty Ford Center for substance abuse and addiction in Colorado.

    Kady Brownell ~ one of 250 women who fought in the Civil War. When the Civil War began, Brownell’s soon-to-be husband, Robert Brownell, enlisted in the 1st Rhode Island Infantry; Brownell was determined to join him. Rhode Island Governor William Sprague accepted her into his unit.

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    Frederick Douglass was one of the few men present at the pioneer woman’s rights convention held at Seneca Falls, New York, in July 1848.

    (1888) Frederick Douglass On Woman Suffrage | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

    Ruth Law. Bought her first airplane from Orville Wright in 1912 at age 21. First woman to do a loop-de-loop. First woman authorized to wear a uniform by the U.S. Military.

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    Elisabeth Bing Dies at 100; ‘Mother of Lamaze’ Changed How Babies Enter World -

    Elisabeth Bing Dies at 100; ‘Mother of Lamaze’ Changed How Babies Enter World

    10-Year-Old Accidentally Creates New Molecule in Science Class; 16-Year-Old Egyptian Scientist Finds Way to Turn Plastic Waste Into $78 Million of Biofuel

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    Women Warriors 5 (by Tony Jarry) “Warrior women” Series - The northern part of Japan is the place where the majority of archers are women. This event is a woman’s only event. They ride and shoot at fixed targets. Towada has the most women archers in Japan. This City also has the most women archers in the country. Very traditional sport.

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    Belva Lockwood (1830-1917) Lawyer, Women's Rights Activist Lockwood graduated from the National University Law School in Washington, D.C. in 1873. In 1879, she was the first woman admitted to practice before the Supreme Court where, in 1900, she argued and won 5 million dollars for the Eastern Cherokee Indians. She ran for president in 1884 and 1888 as the National Equal Rights Party candidate. She joined the Universal Peace Union, and in 1889 was a delegate to the International Peace Congress

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    West Point grad a 1st for Northern Cheyenne. Visit us. Pinned by indus® in honor of the indigenous people of North America who have influenced our indigenous medicine and spirituality by virtue of their being a member of a tribe from the Western Region through the Plains including the beginning of time until tomorrow.

    West Point grad a 1st for Northern Cheyenne

    International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, Beatrice Long-visitor Holy Dance,Lakota keeper of the traditional ways, great grandmother

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    The Motivation of a Mohawk: Waneek Horn-Miller Inspires First Nations to Exercise and Eat right -

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    Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964 BIOLOGIST & ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST Her book Silent Spring, which warned of the perils of pesticide use, sparked a grassroots green movement and spurred the overhauling of our national policy on pesticides. Her work has saved countless lives — furred, feathered, finned, and human.

    125 Most Influential Women


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    LaDonna Harris: A Comanche Life (American Indian Lives) by LaDonna Harris. This book is the unforgettable story of a Comanche woman who has become one of the most influential, inspired, and determined Native Americans in politics.

    LaDonna Harris: A Comanche Life (American Indian Lives): LaDonna Harris, H. Henrietta Stockel: 9780803273603: Books

    Story of the Band of American Women Who Tried to Stop Andrew Jackson's Native American Removal Policy Primary Resource

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    Mourning Dove was the pen name of Christine Quintasket, an Interior Salish woman who collected tribal stories among Northern Plateau peoples in the early twentieth century. She described centuries-old traditions with the authority of first-hand knowledge & wrote a novel based on her experiences. Like her contemporary Zora Neale Hurston, Mourning Dove’s reputation as a female ethnographer & writer has grown steadily. Her novel, Cogewea, is the 1st known published novel by a Native American woman.

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    During her aviation career, from the 1930s through the 1960s, Jacqueline Cochran (d. 1980) set more speed and altitude records than any contemporary pilot, male or female, and was the first woman to break the sound barrier.

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    "Get it straight: I'm not a humanitarian, I'm a hell-raiser." 1912 speech given by activist Mother Jones to West Virginia miners. She was a fearless fighter for workers’ rights.

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