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Indigenous American Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism by Devon Abbott Mihesuah

"'If writers want to find out what Native women think, they should ask them,' NWHM Scholars Advisory Council member Devon Abbott Mihesuah bluntly challenges in the introduction of her 2003 compilation of essays on this very subject, Indigenous American Women: Decolonization, Empowerment, Activism (University of Nebraska Press). 'Written out of concern for tribal America,' Dr. Mihesuah’s seminal work provides insider insights on the legacy of colonialism, the impact of decolonization, and the historical challenges of disempowerment encountered by Native women as tribalists, feminists, and activists." Lori Ann Terjesen, NWHM Director of Education

Support Women's History

It’s Time to Complete the Story. 

Each time a girl opens a book and reads a womanless history, she learns she is worth less.

Myra Pollack Sadker
Professor, Author, Researcher, and Activist

Articles & Features

After enjoying the uniquely American holiday of Thanksgiving, consider how it was the result of one woman’s determination to unify America around a shared heritage.

Fab Five Biographies

Our November Fab Five celebrates Five Native American Women!

If we want our girls to benefit from the courage and wisdom of the women before them, we have to share the stories.

Shireen Dodson
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Many of us are not sure how to counter racism when we witness it and don’t know what to say when people we know downplay or trivialize the hate, prejudice and discrimination that Black people (and other people of color) experience in our country.

Being an ally in the struggle for African-American justice and equality goes beyond simply not being racist. We hope this list of resources help to educate and motivate you to take action.

Students and Educators

Discover our educational resources. Find lesson plans, biographies, posters, timelines, videos, and more on a wide variety of women's history topics. 

Museum News

Maria Tallchief

NWHM Launches New Virtual Exhibit, “Maria Tallchief: America’s Prima Ballerina”

Today, the National Women’s History Museum launched a new virtual exhibit as part of their Native American Heritage Month programming, "Maria Tallchief: America's Prima Ballerina."
USMC Women's Reserve

NWHM Launches New Virtual Exhibit, “'Be A Marine, Free A Marine To Fight:' The United States Marine Corps Women’s Reserve"

Today, the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, the National Women’s History Museum launched its latest exhibit on the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve.

Upcoming Events


NWHM Presents! A Call to Spy Virtual Event

Join NWHM for a virtual event with writer and actress Sarah Megan Thomas to discuss her latest film, A Call to Spy.

NWHM Presents! [email protected]: Latinas in the Fight for Women's Suffrage

Join the National Women’s History Museum on Sunday, December 13 at 3:00 p.m. ET for a free virtual walkthrough of our latest exhibit (launching December 8th).