Ella Cara Deloria (1889-1971) was a Dakota Sioux scholar, ethnographer, anthropologist, writer, and translator who was a critically important recorder of Sioux culture and languages at a time when the traditional culture was in danger of being lost. She also brought a new perspective on the work, as she herself was born on the Yankton Sioux Reservation and was part of a traditional Dakota Sioux family.
Womanica, hosted by award-winning journalist Jenny Kaplan, tells the stories of women you may or may not know — but definitely should. The Indigenous Women Series features the biographies of remarkable Indigenous woman from history. From Maria Tallchief to Wilma Mankiller, these women all made lasting contributions to their fields and communities.