I read this very interesting article yesterday.
It is an interesting read on how Native women inspired the feminist movement. Apparently, some early suffragists were familiar with how Native women are equal to men in their own cultures. Some suffragists even saw for themselves how the Native woman’s experience differed from their own.
Women were property. They had no rights. With Native peoples, though, this is not the case. Women have always been respected and equal. So, I can definitely see how Native women helped to inspire the feminist movement.
I think it is a good article and thought I’d share it for Native American Heritage Month.