"A memoir of the first eighty-three years in the life of Ada Deer, the first woman to serve as head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and her tireless campaigns to reverse the forced termination of the Menominee tribe and to ensure sovereignty and self-determination for all tribes"--
"A deeply personal story, written with humor and honesty, this book is a testimony to the ability of one individual to change the course of history through hard work, perseverance, and an unwavering commitment to social justice"--
Growing up Menominee -- Preparing for the future -- Trouble at home -- Working for justice -- Joining the struggle -- Restoration -- On the national stage -- In the belly of the beast -- Sovereignty -- Still an activist
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