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June 2010 Blog Posts (2)

Sarah Winnemucca Indian Rights Activist

Sarah Winnemucca (1844-1891)

Indian Rights Activist

Winnemucca, a Paiute Indian, was a liaison between the Paiutes in Nevada and the army in the 1870s. After the Bannock Uprising in 1878, Winnemucca lectured to publicize the injustices suffered by the…

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Added by Charlotte..aka..Booyah on June 9, 2010 at 2:10am — No Comments

CHEROKEE WOMEN

Cherokee Women

A Cherokee Legend

Women in the Cherokee society were equal to men. They could earn the title of War Women and sit in councils as equals. This privilege led an Irishman named Adair who traded with the Cherokee from 1736-1743 to accuse the Cherokee of having a "petticoat government". Clan kinship followed the mother's side of the family. The children grew up in the mother's house, and it was the duty of an uncle on the mother's side to teach the boys how to…

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Added by Charlotte..aka..Booyah on June 9, 2010 at 1:28am — No Comments

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