America’s First Prima Ballerina – Maria Tallchief

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown June 19th, 2017 Last Updated on: June 19th, 2017

In this short clip from HistoryBites, they pay homage to Osage woman Maria Tallchief, considered to be America's first prima ballerina, and the first Native American to hold that rank.


Photo: Walter Owen

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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