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Authentic Native American Art By Ojibwe Elder Artist Daniel Ramirez

This painting depicts 7 chiefs, 7 ambassadors and 6 leaders across the entire Nation which are represented by women who have done extraordinary things for their community in history or in our modern days. From Left to Right : Chief Caleen Sisk from the WinnememWintu Tribe of Northern California; Matika Wilbur - Swinomish and Tulalip photographer; Gertrude  Bonnin - Zitkala Sa Sioux; Queen Alliquippa - Seneca chief of the mid 18th century who met with President George Washington; Shiela Jordan - direct descendsant of Queen Alliquipa who is a contemporary well known Jazz  Singer; Verna Williamson - First female Governor of the Isleta Pueblo of New Mexico; Marge Anderson - Chippewa and first female chief of the Mille Lac Indians; Valorie Johnson (Huff) who was the philanthropist of the Kellog Foundation; Louise Erdrich - Well known Native American Ojibwe Author; Cecilia Fire Thunder - first female chief of the Oglala Sioux Tribe; Patricia Michaels - Contemporary Fashion Designer from the Taos Pueblo; Lori Piestewa - first woman warrior to die in the Iraqi War from the Hopi Pueblo; Betty Mae Jumper- first female chief of the Seminoles; Eloise Cobell (Pepion) - lawyer from the Blackfeet Nation who won the legal battle Cobell vs Salazar (US government); WinnonaLaDuke - celebrated author and activist from White Earth Chippewa Reservation MN; Wilma Mankiller - first woman chief of the Cherokees; Minnie Spotted Wolf - First Native American Female in the Marine Corp; EizabethPeratrovich - Well Known Tlinglit Woman for her fight against Native American segregation in Alaska; LavinaWashine - First female chief of the Yakima Nation; and Katsi Cook - one of the most recognized Midwife from the Mohawk Nation

Our Heroes - Women Chiefs, Ambassadors and Leaders

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