Tue, 11/20/2018 - 16:19
Graduating students at the Cherokee Female Seminary, Tahlequah, Okla., circa 1902. The Cherokee Nation’s emphasis on equal education for men and women laid the foundation for the later success of Mary Golda Ross. The photo was taken by her aunt Jennie Ross Cobb (1881–1959), considered to be the first known female American Indian photographer. Photo courtesy of the Oklahoma Historical Society [20661.14].