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Fri March 21, 2014
Native and non-Native women played crucial role in early years of the Bureau of Indian Affairs
It's Women's History Month, and as we reported earlier, part of the observance at the University of Montana, was a talk this week on the historical role of women in the U.S. Indian Service. University of New Mexico historian Cathleen Cahill is the author of the book "Federal Fathers and Mothers: A Social History of the United States Indian Service, 1869-1933."
In this feature interview, Cahill talks with News Director Sally Mauk about not only the significant role of women, both native and non-native, in the early years of what is now known as the Bureau of Indian Affairs - but also the growth in recent years of so-called "social history".