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Native women have filled their communities with strength and leadership, both historically and as modern-day warriors. The twelve Indigenous women featured in this book overcame unimaginable hardships––racial and gender discrimination, abuse, and extreme poverty––only to rise to great heights in the fields of politics, science, education, and community activism. Such determination and courage reflect the essence of the traditional Cheyenne saying: "A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground." The impressive accomplishments of these twelve dynamic women provide inspiration for all. B/W photos.Featured individuals: Ashley Callingbull Burnham (Enoch Cree Nation)Henrietta Mann, PhD (Southern Cheyenne)Ruth Anna Buffalo (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation)Elouise Pepion Cobell (Blackfeet)Loriene Roy, PhD (Anishinabe, White Earth Reservation)Sharice Davids (Ho-Chunk Nation)Roberta Jamieson (Kanyenkehaka, Six Nations-Grand River Territory)Deb Haaland (Pueblo of Laguna)Elsie Marie Knott (Mississauga Ojibwe)Mary Golda Ross (Cherokee )Heather Dawn Thompson (Lakota, Cheyenne River SiouxEmily Washines (Yakama Nation with Cree and Skokomish lineage).
Patricia J. Cutright is Lakota and an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe. She has published articles and written book chapters on library technology and cooperation. She is a member of the American Indian Library Association.