Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation)
From luminaries of the past, like nineteenth-century sculptor Edmonia Lewis—the first Black and Native American female artist to achieve international fame—to contemporary figures like Jessie Little Doe Baird, the linguist who revived the Wampanoag language, Notable Native People celebrates the lives, stories, and achievements of various Indigenous leaders. It also provides accessible primers on important issues, from the legacy of colonialism to land and water rights. An indispensable read for anyone seeking to learn more about Native American histories and cultures, this powerful collection will educate and inspire readers of all ages.
In an American culture that often overlooks Native people, this beautiful book shines a spotlight on 50 remarkable Indigenous leaders, visionaries, and trailblazers spanning generations. We are still here, and these stories tell our collective stories.