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Desert Caballeros Western Museum

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21 N. Frontier Street
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 United States
(928) 684-2272 https://www.westernmuseum.org/

April 2023

More than Pocahontas and Squaws: Indigenous Women Coming into Visibility with Laura Tohe

April 27, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N. Frontier Street
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 United States
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This visual presentation shows how Indigenous American women have contributed service to Arizona and the US, yet were stereotyped in films and remain invisible in the media. Nevertheless, they have been honored in all areas of public service—law, medicine, literature, military and activism with awards such as, the Presidential Freedom, the McArthur (genius award), the Secretary of Interior, and others. Among some traditional tribal cultures, women’s lives are modeled after female heroes and sacred women who exemplify and express courage…

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