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A Native American became vice president | Darn Wright


Last updated 11/17/2021 at 3:18pm

California’s Sen. Kamala Harris made history as the first woman to serve as our country’s vice president, but a Native American was the first non-white to be elected to that office back in the 1920s.

The state of Colorado is recognizing November as Native American Heritage Month, so I too will respect that tradition by bringing Charles Curtis, a member of the Kansas’ Kaw Nation, out of our musty history books, and resuscitate how Curtis rose to the heights, becoming President Herbert Hoover’s, (1929-1933), and our nation’s, first and only Native American vice president.


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