Susan La Fiesche – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land

Born June 17, 1865, Susan La Flesche Picotte ignored what was expected of a Victorian Native American woman, to become the first female Native American doctor. Historyreaders.com tell us Susan was the daughter of bi-racial parents, who each had white fathers and Native mothers. Her father, Joseph La Flesche, also called Iron Eye, was chief … Continue reading Susan La Fiesche – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land

Mary Crow Dog (aka Mary Brave Bird) – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land

Mary Crow Dog (nee Brave Bird). September 26, 1954 – February 14, 2013. Sicangu Lakota. Mother, grandmother, activist, writer. Beginning on February 27, 1973, the leaders of the American Indian Movement (AIM) and 200 Oglala Lakota people occupied the town of Wounded Knee, South Dakota for 71 days. This action was a result of the … Continue reading Mary Crow Dog (aka Mary Brave Bird) – Tales from Wo-Fan’s Land