Ogimah Ikwe: Native Women and Their Path to Leadership

  title={Ogimah Ikwe: Native Women and Their Path to Leadership},
  author={Denise K. Lajimodiere},
  journal={Wicazo Sa Review},
  pages={57 - 82}
F A L L 2 0 1 1 W I C A Z O S A R E V I E W Much documentation gathered on Native American women’s activities originated in the journals of European male missionaries and explorers. These fi rst visitors observed Native societies through the eyes of their own culture, a culture in which male activities were the only happenings of note.1 This bias led to indirect and distorted descriptions of Native American women’s activities and beliefs.2 Scholars who study Native American women today have… 
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