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Journal Article: Nurse, Mother, Midwife–Susie Walking Bear Yellowtail and the Struggle for Crow Women's Reproductive Autonomy

Written by Brianna Theobald. Coercive sterilization of Indigenous women at Crow Agency, and the activism of Indigenous women, has a longer history than scholars have recognized. In the late 1920s and 1930s, Susie Walking Bear Yellowtail, the first Crow registered nurse, and other Crow women charged hospital personnel with violations of their reproductive rights, including cases of coercive ster­ilization.

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