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Look to Native American history for examples of female leaders

RE “FOR the sake of democracy, elect women” (Op-ed, Jan. 2):

Evidence supporting Swanee Hunt’s point of view regarding the benefits of more women serving in government can be found in an important piece of our own history — Native American society. As Howard Zinn points out in “A People’s History of the United States,” many Native American governance structures were set up with women exclusively at the very top of the hierarchy. They served more or less as a board of directors, selecting (and removing) men for specific roles.

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