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Native American Rights Advocate Walks On

Native American rights advocate Helen Hornbeck Tanner walks on.
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Helen Hornbeck Tanner

Helen Hornbeck Tanner, author of Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History, champion of Native American rights and expert on Native American history, walked on June 15 at the age of 94. She provided expert testimony in the 1960s and 70s to the Indian Claims Commission in 16 federal cases relating to land and water rights. She opposed the term "Native American" and believed in human equality and justice.

Read the full story about her in the Chicago Tribune written by Margaret Ramirez.

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