Te Ata (1895-1995), whose name means “bearer of the dawn,” was an award-winning storyteller and trained actress whose one-woman interpretations of American Indian folklore earned her national and international acclaim throughout her 70-year career.
My Bohemian History
Zitkala-Ša (“Red Bird”), given the name Gertrude Simmons Bonnin by boarding-school missionaries, was a Sioux crusader who wrote several books, and also was a musician who composed who the first opera by a Native American. She campaigned for the reform of the Indian policies in the Unites States. See her story at link. This photo of her is by Gertrude Käsebier. (Source: Pinterest)