JUNE 12, 1982

CHEROKEE POET RUTH MUSKRAT BRONSON DIED

Born on the Delaware Nation Reservation, Indian Territory, October 3, 1897, Ruth attended Oklahoma Institute of Technology and several colleges & universities before graduating from Mount Holyoke College (BA, English) in 1925. In 1923, she went to China with the YWCA & addressed the “Committee of 100,” on Indian education. Ruth’s writings include: Indians are People Too (1944), The Church in Indian Life (1945), and Shall We Repeat Indian History in Alaska? (1947). Her career includes: Teacher & Head, College Placement, Haskell Institute (1925-31); Guidance & Placement Officer, Bureau of Indian Affairs (1931-43); Executive Secretary & Treasurer, National Congress of American Indians (1945-57); Health education specialist, Indian Health Service, San Carlos Apache Reservation & Vice President, ARROW Organization (1957-62). Awards include: Henry Morgenthau Prize (1926); Indian Achievement Medal, Indian Council Fire (1937); Oveta Culp Hobby Service Award (1962). Bronson died in Tucson, Arizona. 

Sources:
  Emma Baldwin, “About Ruth Muskrat Bronson,” Poem Analysis.  Retrieved 9/15/2022, About Ruth Muskrat Bronson - Poem Analysis
Wikipedia
Photo:  National Photo Company, 12/13/1923.  Public Domain.  Source: National Photo Company collection, United States Library of Congress. Prints and Photographs Division under the digital ID npcc.10076.

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