An article on Ruth Muskrat Bronson was recently published in the Waterbury Republican American newspaper. Click here to read it.
Bronson, born Oct. 3, 1897 in White Water, OK, “was a Cherokee poet, educator and Indian rights activist,” according to Wikipedia. “After completing her education, Bronson became the first Guidance and Placement Officer of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She served as executive secretary for the National Congress of American Indians, which was founded in 1944, and created their legislative news service,” the page states. Bronson died June 12, 1982, in Tucson, Arizona. Muskrat married John F. Bronson (1890-1966) in 1928. They are both resting in Riverside Cemetery.