Teresa Brownwolf Powers, American Indian Studies

Contact twolf@u.washington.edu

A Legacy of Pride

Told through the memories and recollections of their
daughters, friends and protégés, this story honors a handful of
American Indian women who reached out to other Indian people coming
to Seattle. Pearl Warren and other women helped American Indian
people navigate and succeed in city life and in doing so raised pride
in Native identity. The American Indian Women~Rs Service League 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.