Women of Power

Roberta Ulrich highlights notable women in the Pacific Northwest

The article profiles several Native American women of the Northwestern U.S. states who attained positions of power within their communities in the 20th and early 21st centuries, including the political activist Lucy Covington of the Colville Indian Reservation in Washington state, the Siletz Indian and tribal chairperson Delores (Dee) Pigsley, and Cow Creek Indian Sue Shaffer. An overview of the Indian women's relationship with the U.S. federal and Indian tribal government is provided.