Selections from Autobiography of a Fox woman, 1925

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Selections from Autobiography of a Fox woman, 1925


Children; Girls

Fox Indians; Indians of North America -- Iowa

United States -- Iowa -- Tama County


The Native American woman featured in this 1925 document asked to remain anonymous. She married when at age 19 years old and outlived two husbands, then became an influential woman in her tribe. Her community considered her a wise elder.
The title of this life story, told to an interviewer, is Autobiography of a Fox Woman; it was chosen by the publisher after the name given to her tribe by the United States government. Its subject was actually part of the Meskwaki tribe. Clues in this document suggest that the anonymous woman lived on the Meskwaki settlement in Tama, Iowa.


Michelson, Truman


Government Printing Office

State Historical Society of Iowa





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