Archive for December 2nd, 2008

featherMaria Tallchief, (Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief)

America’s first Prima Ballerina; trained both as a pianist and as a dancer

b. January 24, 1925-

Fairfax, Okla.

Maria Tallchief parents were Alexander Joseph Tall Chief of the Osage Nation and Ruth, her Scotts-Irish mother. Due to the discovery of oil on the reservation in some ways her life was more comfortable than many. However, she and her family suffered through the Osage Indian Murders. Her cousin survived only because she was visiting Tallchief, while her cousin’s family was murdered. A white local rancher named Bill Hale killed, or was responsible for the death of at least 18 Osage people over an aborted attempt to grab oil rights and land. (more…)

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b16_days_topEach year the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers highlights sixteen women, men and organizations that standout in the fight against gender violence. Representing December 2nd, is: (more…)

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I guess everyone knows this by now:

Politico.com Breaking News:

President-elect Barack Obama will nominate New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson as Commerce secretary tomorrow at an 11:40 a.m. EST news conference in Chicago, according to a transition source.


Have you seen the Bureaus under the Department of Commerce? (more…)

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