Montana Women in Politics

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ider woman. After the spider woman was put on the newly created earth, she wondered what her purpose was so she asked her creator and it replied, “Look around you, here is the earth that we have created. It has shape and substance, direction and time, a beginning and an end. But there is no life upon it. We see no joyful moment. We hear no joyful sound. What is life without sound and movement? So, you have been given the power to help us create this life. You have been given the knowledge, the wisdom, and the love to bless all the beings you create. This is why you are here.” After the creator told the spider woman this, it gave her disciples to help keep the world in order. She told these disciples to go off and help her rule over all the people of the new earth (Hobi). Politicians are supposed to represent the people, they are here to bless all things and better society, just like the spider woman and her disciples.

In Montana, women have had major roles in political issues since the beginning. During the 1880s women were starting to gain more access to political positions in Montana. On March 8, 1883 legislature passed a law allowing women to hold office in the county school superintendent. A year later Adda Hamilton was elected Gallatin County Superintendent of Schools. Her opponent was so upset that a woman would dare go against him he ended up calling her names during an election speech and basically handed her the position. At the end of the eighties a women, Ella Knowles Haskell, was the first woman admitted to the Montana bar. About 15 years later, after working her way up the legal political ladder, she was admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court (UmLib).

Throughout this entire time and into the early 1900s equal suffrage was a major political issue in Montana, not just for women but also Native Americans, African…...

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