Friday, April 27, 2012
April 27 Birthday: Betty Mae Jumper
Betty Mae Jumper, leader
April 27, 1923-
She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader by Jan Godown Annino, illustrated by Lisa Desimini (National Geographic Society, 2010)
An avid learner as a child, Jumper grew up to be a storyteller, nurse, alligator wrestler, interpreter, advocate, and first female leader of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Learn more about the Seminole Tribe of Florida at their website, SemTribe.com.