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Women's History Salons
Native American Women and Suffrage: "Citizenship in the Land that was Once Her Own"
Cathleen D. Cahill, Brenda Child, Sally Roesch Wagner
Friday, November 6 | 5:30–6:15 pm | Free


Commemorate Native American Heritage Month with our expert panel of author and historians and remember the Native American women whose struggle for full citizenship and tribal sovereignty broadens our understanding of the suffrage movement beyond the ratification of the 19th Amendment. 

Cathleen D. Cahill, author of the forthcoming Recasting the Vote: How Women of Color Transformed the Suffrage Movement, and Sally Roesch Wagner, editor of The Women's Suffrage Movement and author of Sisters in Spirit: Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Influence on Early American Feminists, will discuss the authority and activism of Native American women within and beyond the suffrage movement. Moderated by Brenda J. Child, Northrop Professor of American Studies at the University of Minnesota, who will share a clip from her recent documentary, Jingle Dress Dancers in the Modern World.  

Lead support for the Center for Women's History programs provided by Joyce B. Cowin, Diane and Adam E. Max, Jean Margo Reid, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Online: Click on the orange “Reserve Now” button at the top of this page.


This program will be presented via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing platform.
After you register, a member of the New-York Historical staff will send you an email before the event to provide instructions on how to join the virtual presentation.

Lenore Norrgard, photographer. Public Forum: Native American Women in Action, 1976 Yanker Poster Collection, Library of Congress
Cathleen D. Cahill (photo credit: Michael T. Davis)

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