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ERIC Number: ED171504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Annie Wauneka: The Story of an American Indian.
Nelson, Mary Carroll
Annie Dodge Wauneka, daughter of a great Navajo leader, is in her own right a respected leader of her people. The first woman ever to be elected to the Navajo Tribal Council, she has worked tirelessly to improve the health and welfare of the Navajos. Ever since she, as a young schoolgirl, helped nurse her classmates through a disastrous flu epidemic, Annie Wauneka has fought the diseases that were killing so many of her people. The fact that tuberculosis is no longer the main cause of death on the reservation is largely due to her efforts. Because she emphasizes the importance of preventing disease as well as curing it, much of her work is aimed at improving the Navajo's living conditions and educating them on the causes and prevention of disease. In 1963 she was awarded the Medal of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor. This biography is written for grades five and up and is part of a series on famous Indian people. While summarizing her years of growing up on the Reservation and her political involvement and service to her Navajo people, this document also explores the customs, history, and religious beliefs of the Navajo, while providing a sensitivity to the problems encountered by the Navajo as they have been forced to adjust to the ways of the white man's world that surrounds them. (Author/DS)
Dillon Press, Inc., 500 South Third Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415 ($5.95)
Publication Type: Books; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: New Mexico