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KLIATTBorn into a Comanche family living on an allotment farm in southwestern Oklahoma, LaDonna Harris, who "filters everything through Comanche values," has become an increasingly influential and effective activist for Native American opportunity and advancement. In this smoothly edited and well-annotated little book, Harris tells the absorbing story of her life as she grew from a stoic, solitary school girl into the activist wife of an Oklahoma senator and the founder of Americans for Indian Opportunity, now based in New Mexico. Along the way, she learned the strategies necessary to help her husband in his campaigns, to testify before the Senate and even to run for vice president herself. LaDonna Harris inspires and amazes with her determination, her drive and her consistent adherence to her values through difficult years. Her story is important. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2000, Univ. of Nebraska Press, 144p. notes. index., Ages 12 to adult.