Native American Authors


Annie Dodge Wauneka , 1910-1997

Navajo

Annie Dodge Wauneka was born in the Navajo Nation near Sawmill, Arizona. Wauneka's father was the first elected chairman of the Navajo Tribal Council after the tribe adopted the constitutional form of government. Wauneka was raised bilingual, with an emphasis on tribal tradition. She was the first woman elected to the Tribal Council. She earned her B.S. in Public Health from the University of Arizona and used this education to help the Navajo people. Wauneka was active in the Navajo Tribal Council Health Committee, and hosted a biweekly radio show on KGAK in Gallup. She also served as a board member of the National Tuberculosis Association and was appointed to the Surgeon General's Advisory Board. She died on November 10, 1997.

Awards and Honors

1.Arizona State Public Health Assoc.'s Outstanding Worker in Public Helath Award, 1959
2. Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1963

 

Online resources by or about Annie Dodge Wauneka:

Annie Dodge Wauneka (1910 - 1997)
Author: Harrison Lapahie Jr.
Type: authorbio
Description: An extensive biography of Wauneka.
URL: http://www.lapahie.com/Annie_Dodge_Wauneka.html

Books by Annie Dodge Wauneka:

Wauneka, Annie Dodge. The dilemma for Indian women
Genre: Nonfiction


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