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The Journey Inward: The Story Of A Woman Ahead Of Her Time


June 20, 2019

Caroline Weldon. Ever heard of her? I hadn’t either until I saw the movie, “Woman Walks Ahead.” The title is taken from a name given to her by the Lakota tribes of the Dakotas.

After watching the movie, I wanted to find out more about Weldon. I discovered that her life is intricately woven into the saga of Native American history.

At a pivotal moment in U.S. government and Native American relations, 44-year-old divorcee Caroline Weldon left the obscurity of her home in Brooklyn and her son, Christopher, a child out of wedlock, and in 1889 took the train by herself to Standing Roc...

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