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Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin

19th Amendment Outdoor Museum

 
 
Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 20, 2021
1. Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin Marker
Inscription.  A Metis Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians attorney and Native American rights activist who emphasized the value of traditional Native cultures while asserting her own place in the modern world as an Indian woman. In 1912, at the age of 49, she enrolled at the Washington College of Law. Two years later, after taking night classes while still working, she graduated as an attorney. Marie was the first woman of color to graduate from the school and later she worked in the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs and as an officer in the Society of American Indians.


 
Erected 2020 by Maren Conrad.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsNative AmericansWomen. In addition, it is included in the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 34.53′ N, 121° 28.904′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on 19th Street near K Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map.

Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 20, 2021
2. Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin Marker - wide view
The marker for Ms. Baldwin visible on the left, with the marker for Ms. Church Terrell visible on the right.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 K Street, Sacramento CA 95811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Church Terrell (here, next to this marker); Juno Frankie Seay Pierce (here, next to this marker); Gertrude Weil (a few steps from this marker); Sara Plummer Lemmon (a few steps from this marker); Naomi Anderson (a few steps from this marker); Maria Guadalupe Evangelina de Lopez (a few steps from this marker); Mabel Ping-Hua Lee (a few steps from this marker); Laura de Force Gordon (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
More about this marker. This is one of nineteen markers erected in 2020 as part of the "I Vote" project, honoring suffragettes and their work, and thus forming the 19th Amendment Outdoor Museum.
 
Also see . . .
1. Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin (Wikipedia). "Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin (1863-1952), was a Métis Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians attorney and Native American rights activist. In 1914 Baldwin was the first Native American student to graduate from the Washington College of Law. She worked in the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, and was an officer in the Society of American Indians....Her grandparents were Pierre Bottineau and Genevieve "Jennie" LaRence, born in 1818. Her father was John Bottineau, a lawyer who worked as an advocate for the Chippewa/Ojibway Nation in Minnesota and North Dakota....Baldwin was involved in women's suffrage efforts in North Dakota. She also marched
<i>Mrs. Marie L. Baldwin</i> image. Click for full size.
Bain News Service (courtesy of the Library of Congress), August 28, 1914
3. Mrs. Marie L. Baldwin
This is the source for the marker photo.
in the Woman Suffrage Procession." (Submitted on April 20, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 

2. Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin (US National Park Service). (Submitted on April 20, 2021.)
3. Rightfully Hers: Marie Louise Bottineau Baldwin (YouTube, 1.5 min.). (Submitted on April 20, 2021.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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