Jeannette Rankin, first woman congressperson
Transcript of an oral history interview with Rankin. I just read two letters written by my Great Grandma Fannie in 1917 that refer to Jeanette Rankin (she was elected in 1916, began her term in Congress in April, 1917… This was when the state of Montana granted women the right to vote, but before the right to vote was won nationwide.). Rankin wrote my great-grandmother to ask her advice on matters of “Indian Affairs.” Fannie taught school on the Crow reservation.
What was her advice on “Indian Affairs?” I’d love to know.
Thanks for the article and the fascinating link. I found the way the oral history was written extremely interesting.
If I come across any info, I’ll let you know. (believe me, I’d like to know, too!)
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