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Episode 3: Native Americans Get the Right to Vote

Antique illustration of white settlers checking a Native person in front of a shack labeled "THE POLLS".

So far in this podcast, we have explored the history of women’s suffrage in New Mexico, as a companion production to The American Experience documentary “The Vote” on PBS. That film is available for streaming on NMPBS.org. 2020 marks 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in the United States. But there was another part of the population that would have to wait decades to earn that same right to participate in the democratic process: Native Americans. Host Megan Kamerick explores this part of the state’s history in this episode, including why so many Native Americans were actually skeptical of voting in general.

Guests

Gordon Bronitsky, President, Bronitsky and Associates

Cathleen Cahill, Associate Professor of History, Penn State

Maurice Crandall, Assistant Professor, Native American Studies, Dartmouth College

U.S. Rep. Debra Haaland, Democratic Representative from New Mexico

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