Collection: Indigenous Peoples >
JigonhsasehThis Native American clan mother brought together 5 tribes under the Haudenosaunee Confederacy - and helped make the document that inspired the United States Constitution.
Ada BlackjackThe lone survivor of an ill-fated scientific expedition, this Inuit woman persevered for two years on a remote arctic island in order to get money to treat her ill son.
Juana Azurduy de PadillaThis revolutionary (and mother of five) should have been the namesake of Bolivia - and that's the opinion of Simon Bolivar, the actual namesake of Bolivia!
Collection: Mothers >
Cut Nyak DhienWhen her (second) rebel husband was killed, this heroine of Indonesian revolution took over the fight against the Dutch.
Funmilayo Ransome-KutiThrough years of unrelenting protest, this Nigerian teacher felled a king, won women the right to vote, and taught all of Africa how to protest.
Bella AbzugLoud, proud, uncompromising: this bold politician helped bring about Title IX, the Freedom of Information Act, and the Equal Rights Amendment - as well as much more.
Collection: Teens >