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American Indian Women, Third Edition
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  • Authored by: Liz Sonneborn
  • From the Series: A to Z of Women
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  • ISBN-10: 1438150032
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-5003-1
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 08/01/2016
  • Dewey Number: 920.72
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up


Praise for the previous edition:

"...an impressive body of work and a welcome contribution..."—Midwest Book Review

"This resource is of exceptionally high quality."—School Library Journal

"The accessible style makes this a recommended purchase for school and public libraries."—Booklist

From the beginnings of European colonization of North America, the significance of American Indian women has often been ignored or misrepresented. Many historians have undermined the importance and achievements of women in American Indian societies, leaving the lives and contributions of many important American Indian women in the shadows of history.

American Indian Women, Third Edition profiles more than 150 American Indian women who have had an impact on American Indian society and the world at large. This volume dispels popular myths and introduces the reader to numerous women whose stories have often remained untold until now. Among the profiles included are those of activists, educators, artists, musicians, physicians, politicians, lawyers, and a range of other professions and careers. Presenting stories of women from all regions of North America, as well as from a vast array of tribes, this volume gives these women their proper acclaim, and brings each profile up to the present. More than 60 photographs throughout the book depict the women profiled, and an updated bibliography provides listings of books and websites about American Indians in general, as well as specific resources about American Indian women.

Profiles include:

  • Paula Gunn Allen: Laguna Pueblo educator, poet, and novelist
  • Lori Arviso Alvord: Navajo surgeon
  • Anna Mae Aquash: Micmac activist and educator
  • SuAnne Big Crow: Lakota Sioux athlete
  • Mary Brave Bird: Lakota Sioux activist and educator
  • Ruth Muskrat Bronson: Cherokee activist and educator
  • Maria Chona: Tohono O'odham autobiographer and medicine woman
  • Coocoochee: Mohawk medicine woman
  • Rita Coolidge: solo artist and founder of the band Walela
  • Louise Erdrich: Chippewa novelist, poet, and short story writer
  • Sandra Lovelace Nicholas: Maliseet activist and politician
  • Lozen: Apache warrior
  • Kenojuak: Inuit printmaker
  • Wilma Mankiller: Cherokee tribal leader and activist
  • Mary G. Ross: the first known American Indian female engineer
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie: Cree singer, songwriter, actress, activist, and painter
  • Jane Johnson Schoolcraft: Ojibwa writer.



About the Author(s)

A graduate of Swarthmore College, Liz Sonneborn has written numerous books for children, young adults, and adults. Her works for Facts on File and Chelsea House include The End of Apartheid in South Africa, The California Gold Rush, The Great Black Migrations, and The Ancient Kushites, which the African Studies Association's Children's Africana Book Awards named an Honor Book for Older Readers in 2006.

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