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McKinney Museum Exhibit Celebrates Women’s Suffrage and Women of Color Who Fought for Equal Rights

Gertrude Simmons Bonnin lost her spirit at a Quaker missionary boarding school in the “land of apples” (Wabash, Indiana), where she was forced to cut her long dark hair, trade in her moccasins, and give up the Lakota Sioux language for English.  Born in 1876 on the Yankton Sioux Reservation in Dakota Territory, Bonnin had […]