LaDonna Harris

LaDonna Harris

A Comanche Life

Book - 2000
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This book is the unforgettable story of a Comanche woman who has become one of the most influential, inspired, and determined Native Americans in politics. LaDonna Harris was born on a Comanche allotment in southern Oklahoma in the 1930s. From her earliest years, she was immersed in a world of resistance, reform, and political action. As the wife of Senator Fred R. Harris, LaDonna was actively involved in political advising, campaigning, and networking.

Not content to remain in the background, LaDonna became a well-known political figure in her own right, serving on the National Indian Opportunities Council as President Lyndon B. Johnson's appointee and working beside such notable political figures as Hubert Humphrey, Robert Kennedy, and Sargent Shriver. In 1980 she became the vice-presidential nominee for the environmentalist Citizen's Party. Her story provides a witty and valuable American Indian insider's view of modern national political scenes.

Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780803223967
Branch Call Number: BIOGRAPHY 978.00497 HARRIS 2000
Characteristics: xxv, 147 p. : ill., ports. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Stockel, H. Henrietta 1938-


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