Madonna-Thunder Hawk: Indigenous American Activist

Born in1940 as Madonna Philips, Thunder Hawk was born on the Yankton Sioux Reservation. She hails from the Feather Necklace Tiospaye (extended family) & belongs to the Ochenumpa band of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Thunder Hawk was raised in a strictest environment in their boarding Schools of the 1920s & 1930s. Thunder Hawk would follow in her mother’s footsteps and attend several boarding schools throughout her youth. Thunder Hawk later graduated with her graduate’s degree in human sciences. Thunder Hawk was an early proponent of the Red Power Movement. She took part in the 1969-71 Occupation of Alcatraz with … Continue reading Madonna-Thunder Hawk: Indigenous American Activist