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Dept. 3198

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Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5101

Fax: 307-766-5192


Women's Suffrage on the Northern Plains: a Symposium

American Heritage Center

Stockgrowers Room

November 8, 2019


Program and Presenters


8:30-8:45              Opening Remarks


8:45-10:30            Session 1: Suffrage Strategies

Ruth Page Jones, Independent Scholar

                "School Suffrage: How women voted and won elections long before the Nineteenth Amendment.”

Ann Braaten, North Dakota State University

                “Kate Selby Wilder: Clubwoman, Suffragist, Temperance Activist, and City Commissioner.”

Kristin Mapel Bloomberg, Hamline University

                “"'The Ladies Win' Some, but Not All: Cora Smith Eaton and the Struggle for North Dakota Woman Suffrage in the 1880s and 1890s."

Lori Lahlum, Minnesota State University

                ““To confer upon women elective franchise and the eligibility to office”: Woman Suffrage in Dakota           Territory.”


10:40-11:10         Session 2: Creating Historical Records:

Student work in progress. Oral histories on suffrage and civic participation in Wyoming from the course, “Women in the West.”


11:20- 12:30         Session 3: The Art of Suffrage

Colleen Denney, University of Wyoming

                ““Raise Your Banner High!  Art and Propaganda in the Edwardian Suffrage Movement.”

Student work in progress. From the course “Gender, Political Art, and Propaganda: The Legacy of Women’s           Suffrage, 1860 to the Present.”


12:30-1:00 Lunch Break


1:00-2:00              Session 4: Snapshots into Suffrage

Kelly O’Dea, University of South Dakota

                “"Frauenstimmrecht in Süd-Dakota: German-Language Newspapers in South Dakota on Woman Suffrage"

Cody Dodge Ewert, South Dakota Historical Society Press

                "Jeannette Rankin on the Road."

Kelly Kirk, Black Hills State University

                “Mabel Rewman: Black Hills Suffragist.”

Renee Laegreid, University of Wyoming

                 “Martha Symons Boies, first female bailiff.”


2:10-3:30              Session 5: Native Women, Ethnicity, and Suffrage

Dee Garceau, University of Montana, Missoula

                "Helen Piotopowaka Clarke and Virginia Billedeaux: Blackfeet Suffragists and Blackfeet Empowerment."

Molly Rozum, University of South Dakota

                “The 1890 South Dakota Vote on Woman Suffrage and Indian Suffrage.”

Sara Egge, Centre College

                “Where the Battle was the ‘Thickest’: Woman Suffrage and Ethnicity in South Dakota.”


3:40-5:00              Session 6: Wyoming and Suffrage

Jennifer  Helton, Ohlone College

                “So Great an Innovation:" Woman Suffrage in Wyoming.”

Amy McKinney, Northwest College WY

                 “Wake Up, Wyoming’: The Push to Ratify the Susan B. Anthony Amendment in the Northern Great Plains States.”

Andrea Radke-Moss, Brigham Young University-Idaho

                 “Women Vote in the West: Wyoming, Utah, and the race to the Ballot Box.”


Questions about the Symposium? Please contact Dr. Renee Laegreid at

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