Bright Eyes & Standing Bear

Title

Bright Eyes & Standing Bear

Description

The Votes for Women catalog from @smithsoniannpg is my jumping off point for so much I didn’t know about Native feminists. “Like other people of color, Native women did not have the privilege of a single issue focus like suffrage.” #IndigenousPeoplesDay #Suffrage100

@smithsoniannpg Susette La Flesche/Inshata Theumba (Bright Eyes) became a nationally-known spokeswoman for Native rights after her role as expert witness & interpreter in defense of Chief Standing Bear, who defied federal law to leave Indian territory and return to Ponca land to bury his son.

In Standing Bear's 1879 trial, a federal judge ruled that “an Indian is a person with the meaning of the laws of the United States,” and that Standing Bear was being held illegally. Bright Eyes & Standing Bear then toured the US to demand Native rights. 

Creator

Daily Suffragist

Date

14/10/2019

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Citation

Daily Suffragist, “Bright Eyes & Standing Bear,” Daily Suffragist, accessed September 28, 2022, https://dailysuffragist.omeka.net/items/show/125.

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