Alice Brown was born in Park Hill, Indian Territory back in 1852. She grew up near Fort Gibson, Oklahoma (not far from where I live). Anyway, her father was Dr. John Brown and her mother was Lucy, a Seminole from the Tiger Clan. She learned to speak Mikasuki and the English language.
At 15, a cholera epidemic broke out among the Seminole tribe where she assisted her father in caring for the sick. Shortly afterwards both of her parents died and she lived with her older brother at Wewoka, Oklahoma. She married George moving to Arbeka, Oklahoma where they opened a trading post, post office and general store. After the death of George, she worked with her brother as an interpreter, liaison and assistant for the Seminole Tribe.
What you may not know about Alice Brown Davis is that she was the first female Principal Chief of the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma from 1922 until her death in 1935. In 1961, she was inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Famous Native Americans in Anadarko, Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.
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