Wilma MankillerCalm, assuring, confident, fierce, tenacious and unwavering. This is the story of the first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokees and one of the most influential leaders in Indian Country to date.
Barbara SmithBarbara Anne Smith is bringing back indigenous justice systems. This Chief Justice of the Chickasaw Supreme Court and professor at Oklahoma University prefers peacemaking to dominant society's adversarial court system.
Moira RedCornA Caddo and Osage woman, Dr. Moira RedCorn commits her life to the mental well-being of her patients at the Cherokee Nation Health Center. However, it's her own identity story that allows Moira to connect with her patients.
Devon FrazierA scholar in the classroom, fast-pitch champion on the field, Miss Indian Oklahoma 2011
Devon Frazier is a modern Native Daughter with roots in tradition.
Joy HarjoAn alcoholic father left her. An abusive stepfather tried to ruin her. Violent boyfriends did. And yet somehow, 62-year-old Creek Joy Harjo blossomed into a world-renowned author, poet and musician.
Angel GoodrichBoth on and off the court, basketball player Angel Goodrich has defied the odds, drawing strength from her Cherokee roots.
Tawna LittleAn Iraq War veteran with PTSD, daughter, granddaughter and mother, Tawna Little faces grave challenges in overcoming adversity and upholding culture in the Muscogee Creek Nation.
Heather ShottonAs an educator and activist Heather Shotten wants to teach Native students what they're capable of in higher education.
Expectations of Native WomenIn the 1800s many Native American women were revered in their culture, but contact with whites eroded this identity, leaving many Native women misunderstood and misrepresented to this day.
Expectations of White WomenFor most of the 19th century, white women often were ignored. Most served one purpose: be silent, subservient, invisible ladies.
Andrew JacksonWhy are the Cherokee in Oklahoma today and not in their Georgia homelands? President Andrew Jackson's refusal to enforce a Supreme Court ruling has a lot to do with it.
Trail of TearsDisease. Exposure. Starvation. The harrowing journey of the Trail of Tears leaves thousands of Natives marching across a continent in the most brutal conditions imaginable.
Indian TerritoryIn the period after Removal, women were the difference in keeping Nations' cultures, governments, education and faith thriving despite damaging assimilation tactics.
Cherokee FreedmenAs former slaves of Cherokees, the Freedmen have sought full citizenship as Cherokees since their removal from tribal rolls.
A Break in the Question of IdentityAstrid Munn, a third-year law student, debates the questioning and importance of race, while struggling and finding answers on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation.
Project lead to inspirational memoriesRacheal White Hawk Strong is ready to tackle what Oklahoma has to bring, finding inspiration in Wilma Mankiller's past and Chickasaw Chief Justice, Barbara Anne Smith.