Ruth Margaret Muskrat
Margaret Muskrat was born in 1897 in
In 1926, Muskrat took a position at Haskell Institute (an Indian high school in Kansas) as an English teacher. She served as executive secretary of the National Congress of American Indians, and wrote poetry and articles on Americans Indians. Her book, Indians Are People, Too, was published in 1947. Ruth Muskrat Bronson became her married name, and she raised one daughter. She died June 12, 1982, in a nursing home in Tucson, Arizona, at age 84.