Our Heroes

The ninth section of the World Longest Native American Painting was created in 2017 with the generous support of Mrs. Therese Garcia from Los Lunas, New Mexico

This painting depicts 7 chiefs, 7 ambassadors and 6 leaders across the entire Nation which are represented by women who have done extraordinary things for their community in history or in our modern days. From Left to Right : Chief Caleen Sisk from the Winnemem Wintu Tribe of Northern California; Matika Wilbur - Swinomish and Tulalip photographer; Gertrude Bonnin - Zitkala Sa Sioux; Queen Alliquippa - Seneca chief of the mid 18th century who met with President George Washington; Shiela Jordan - direct descendsant of Queen Alliquipa who is a contemporary well known Jazz Singer; Verna Williamson - First female Governor of the Isleta Pueblo of New Mexico; Marge Anderson - Chippewa and first female chief of the Mille Lac Indians; Valorie Johnson (Huff) who was the philanthropist of the Kellog Foundation; Louise Erdrich - Well known Native American Ojibwe Author; Cecilia Fire Thunder - first female chief of the Oglala Sioux Tribe; Patricia Michaels - Contemporary Fashion Designer from the Taos Pueblo; Lori Piestewa - first woman warrior to die in the Iraqi War from the Hopi Pueblo; Betty Mae Jumper- first female chief of the Seminoles; Eloise Cobell (Pepion) - lawyer from the Blackfeet Nation who won the legal battle Cobell vs Salazar (US government); Winnona LaDuke - celebrated author and activist from White Earth Chippewa Reservation MN; Wilma Mankiller - first woman chief of the Cherokees; Minnie Spotted Wolf - First Native American Female in the Marine Corp; Eizabeth Peratrovich - Well Known Tlinglit Woman for her fight against Native American segregation in Alaska; Lavina Washine - First female chief of the Yakima Nation; and Katsi Cook - one of the most recognized Midwife from the Mohawk Nation.

Listing created May 10, 2019

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