Informing Red Power and Transforming the Second Wave: Native American women and the struggle against coerced sterilization in the 1970s

  title={Informing Red Power and Transforming the Second Wave: Native American women and the struggle against coerced sterilization in the 1970s},
  author={M. O’Sullivan},
  journal={Women's History Review},
  pages={965 - 982}
ABSTRACT It is argued that despite formidable foes—including powerful feminist organizations and Native American rights groups—Indigenous women's activism had an important influence on the larger movement for the termination of sterilization abuse in 1970s USA. Their work highlighted coerced sterilization as a most agonizing example of compromised tribal sovereignty—and demanded that political leaders address it. The article describes the tangible achievements of these women in effecting… Expand
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