Norma Smallwood Bruce was a full blood Cherokee Indian from Tulsa, Oklahoma. While a student at Oklahoma State University, she entered the Miss America Pageant in 1926 & was crowned the first Native American to win the title.
WILMA MANKILLER Cherokee Nation Female Chief- As the first female chief of the Cherokees, from 1985 to Mankiller led the tribe in tripling its enrollment, doubling employment and building new health centers and children's programs. With my Respects.
Looking back through old baby photos brings back many fond memories (as well as a few laughs). But can you guess which famous people these youngsters became?From toothy official school photos, to gett.
On July the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized. Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks," Kateri lived a life of holiness and virtue, despite obstacles and opposition within her tribe.