Two Native American Women Are Headed to Congress. This Is Why It Matters.

Centuries ago, colonists demoted indigenous women from leadership roles. We’ve been fighting to get them back ever since

November 6, 2018 — Sharice Davids, a Kansas Democrat who was elected to a U.S. House seat, gives a victory speech to supporters at an election party in Olathe, Kansas. Photo: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images

By Sarah Sunshine Manning

History was made, twice over, in Tuesday’s midterm elections, when two Native American…

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