Joanne Tekaliwahkwah Shenandoah has been selected for the Native American (American Indian) Hall of Fame.
She will be formally inducted this coming November at a gala event in Oklahoma City. She joins our great friends Vine Deloria and Wilma Mankiller along with Tecumseh, Osceola and Hiawatha.
It is a wonderful honour for a woman I had the amazing fortune to be married to for over 30 years.
And yes, charismatic as she was in public she was loving, kind, generous and beautiful each day