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Nina Otero-Warren: Suffrage and Strategy in New Mexico

“Spanish American” Nina Otero-Warren (1881-1965) was a suffragist, Progressive educator, woman’s club member, public health and social welfare board member, and writer. She worked for formal and informal mediation between Hispanos, Anglo Americans, and Indians. She was instrumental in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, was the first Hispanic woman Read more…

Ghosting the Patriarchy: Spiritualism and the Nineteenth-Century Women’s Rights Movement

Today we are exploring the close association of Spiritualism and the women’s rights movement of the nineteenth century. Transcription for: Ghosting the Patriarchy: Spiritualism and the Nineteenth-Century Women’s Rights Movement Elizabeth: In 1898 at the annual meeting of the National American Woman Suffrage Association in Washington, D.C. the suffrage movement Read more…

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Plastic Shamans and Spiritual Hucksters: A History of Peddling and Protecting Native American Spirituality

In the late 20th century, white Americans flocked to New Age spirituality, collecting crystals, hugging trees, and finding their places in the great Medicine Wheel. Many didn’t realize – or didn’t care – that much of this spirituality was based on the spiritual faiths and practices of Native American tribes. Read more…