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American Indian Womens' Service League
A Legacy of Pride : The American Indian Women^Ňs Service League, Seattle, Washington This story begins when a handful of American Indian women began to reach out to other Indian people during the 1950^Ňs Termination and Relocation eras. Although Seattle was not one of the nine major cities designated as ^ÓRelocation Headquarters,^Ô many Alaska Native and American Indian people came to Seattle to look for jobs; or stationed at local army hospitals, to work for the war effort or recuperate after WWII. The AIWSL founder and leader was Pearl Warren, a Makah woman, she and other women sought to improve the identity of American Indian people by helping them to navigate and succeed in city life. Through the memories and recollections of the daughters, friends and protégés. The AIWSL planted the seeds that grew into the Seattle Indian Center, Seattle Indian Health Board, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, and the Seattle Indian Services Commission. The AIWSL incorporated in 1958 and continues into the 21st century.