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Learn About These 5 Native American Ballerinas!

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown November 11th, 2015 Last Updated on: November 11th, 2015

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It's Native American Heritage Month and its been great seeing all the posts about Natives doing amazing things out there! I recently watched this short documentary about five Native American ballerinas from Oklahoma who achieved international prominence during the 20th century. They are Yvonne Chouteau (Shawnee), Rosella Hightower (Choctaw), Moscelyne Larkin (Peoria/Shawnee), and sisters Maria Tallchief (Osage) and Marjorie Tallchief (Osage).

Take a look at their amazing stories below!


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About Toyacoyah Brown

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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