NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH: 100+ NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN WHO CHANGED THE WORLD

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By KB Schaller

November 25, 2014 (Plantation, Florida) - It is my pleasure to share this update on the presentation of my latest title, 100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World, which was given a stellar review by Dennis Moore for East County Magazine. The event took place on Saturday, November 15 at the Helen Hoffman Library in Plantation, Florida and was co-sponsored by the Plantation Historical Society.

 

As the event fulfilled its mission to present Native American women as a united force across the generations in a common struggle for positive change, the near-capacity audience was quite impressed to learn of the accomplishments of Native American heroines of whom they'd had no prior knowledge.

It was my great pleasure to watch expressions on the faces of several of the ladies who sat on the front row: they were obviously entranced by heroines who included Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee, an Aerospace pioneer, and Eula Pearl Carter Scott of the Chickasaw Nation, who was the youngest licensed pilot in the United States. 

Prima ballerina, Maria Tallchief of the Osage Tribe, the audience would learn, danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo. Karen Louise Erdrich of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians was a Finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize, and Dahteste, a Chiricahua Apache, fought fiercely with Geronimo's resistance band in an attempt to save Apache ancestral lands from increasing encroachment by Euro-American settlers.

The hour-long presentation ended with a spirited Q-A period in which members of the audience received clarification on many of the misconceptions they'd had about Native America in general.  A book sale and signing of 100+ followed, and hand-made beaded book marks with the author  website embedded within  were given to each purchaser. The presentation ended with a drawing for door prizes, and a donation of a copy of 100+ to the Hoffman Library's reference collection,  and also to the Plantation Historical Society.

The presentation was a great opportunity to spread the word about the Native American heroines profiled in 100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World.

KB Schaller, Author

100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World

Winner, International Book Award, Women's Issues

http://KBSchaller.com/

Comments

Dennis Moore Re: Native American History post

Hello, Dennis Moore. I feel I must extend my "thanks" to you also for posting my book signing experience at the Hoffman Library (that took place on Saturday, November 15) here in East County Magazine as part of Native American History Month. I was told how much seeing the month celebrated means to so many, and I am honored that my presentation and book signing were a part of this celebration. Thank you again for all that you do for so many. KB Schaller, Author 100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World Winner, International Book Award, Women's Issues category http://KBSchaller.com/

MJ Payne re: B&N Review

What a wonderful surprise to be told by a friend that you had posted such a great review of 100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World on the Barnes & Noble site. The purpose of the book is truly fulfilled when readers such as yourself are enlightened and edified through the accomplishments of these 140 heroines of Indigenous heritage. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and excellent comment. KB Schaller, Author 100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World Winner, International Book Award, Women's Issues category http://KBSchaller.com/

KB Schaller Presentation

Thank you Dennis for giving us the opportunity to take a peek at KB Schaller's presentation at the Helen Hoffman library. It was a great success and it is wonderful to read about women of all backgrounds having an opportunity to present information about other women. These occasions are uplifting and energizing. I had asked you to give us an update about this presentation and apologize for not commenting previously, but my husband has been in the hospital Best wishes to KB and all applause for her wonderful book. MJ Payne Author The Remembered Self: A Journey into the Heart of the Beast

MJ Payne's Response to 100+ Presentation at Hoffman Library

MJ: It was my pleasure to share the outcome of the presentation and book signing that took place at the Hoffman Library, and I truly appreciate your asking Dennis Moore, the reviewer, for feedback regarding it. It was a great opportunity, and I can only hope that contacts I made will open even more occasions to share the accomplishments and contributions of this collection of inspiring women of Indigenous heritage. Thanks again, and all best wishes for continued success with your title, "The Remembered Self: A Journey into the Heart of the Beast". KB Schaller, Author 100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World Winner, International Book Award, Women's Issues http://KBSchaller.com

Re: 100+ Book Presentation

Thank you so much, Dennis Moore, for posting this, and thank you again for the wonderful review that you gave this biographical collection. It is always a pleasure to have the opportunity to share facts about Native Americans--Native women, in particular--that help to dispel many of the myths that still exist. I look forward to many more opportunities to continue on this most worthy mission. KB Schaller, Author 100+ Native American Women Who Changed the World Winner, International Book Award, Women's Issues http://KBSchaller.com/