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Lucy Thompson, circa 1916

Lucy Thompson was a Yurok and her name was Che-na-wah-Weitch-ah-wah. She married Milton "Jim" Thompson and took the name Lucy Thompson.

In 1916 (when this photo was taken) she wrote a book, "To the American Indian: Reminiscences of a Yurok Woman," which preserved the stories of her people.

She died in 1932.
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress
in California USA


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