The Political Lives of LaDonna Harris and Wilma Mankiller
By (author) Sarah Eppler Janda
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Beloved Women by Sarah Eppler Janda
Book DescriptionIn an era when minorities were struggling for recognition, LaDonna Harris and Wilma Mankiller utilized their gender and ethnicity to further the interests of Native Americans and forge a new place for women in politics. These two leaders succeeded, because they astutely played accepted notions about gender and ethnicity to their own advantage. In "Beloved Women", historian Sarah Eppler Janda examines the public identity these two women created for themselves and how, in turn, their respective identities shaped their political fortunes. Moving beyond the conventional role of a U.S. senator's wife, Harris discovered opportunities to call attention to the inequalities facing Native Americans. A Comanche, Harris founded activist organizations, testified at congressional hearings, and served on scores of federal committees concerning both women and Native Americans. At the same time, by attributing her humanitarian efforts to tribal values, Harris asserted the relevance of Indian beliefs and customs in modern society. During the heyday of the women's rights movement, Mankiller linked feminist ideas to Cherokee tradition. Indian culture, she asserted, esteemed women, as proven by the legendary "Beloved Woman" who fulfills familial expectations yet also assumes political duties. Mankiller adopted this role when she became the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation in 1985, a position she held for a decade. Harris and Mankiller became national leaders, Janda concludes, in large part because their complex persona - Indian and woman - enabled them to challenge social and political norms. Those interested in the study of Native Americans, women's history, and the rise of minority involvement in politics will appreciate this thoughtful book.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780875803722
(250mm x 150mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Northern Illinois University Press
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Sarah Eppler Janda
Sarah Eppler Janda is Assistant Professor of History at Cameron University.
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