April 27 Birthday: Betty Mae Jumper, SHE SANG PROMISE: THE STORY OF BETTY MAE JUMPER< SEMINOLE TRIBAL LEADER

Betty Mae Jumper, leader

April 27, 1923-

She Sang Promise: The Story of Betty Mae Jumper, Seminole Tribal Leader by Jan Godown Annino, illustrated by Lisa Desimini (National Geographic Society, 2010)

An avid learner as a child, Jumper grew up to be a storyteller, nurse, alligator wrestler, interpreter, advocate, and first female leader of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Learn more about the Seminole Tribe of Florida at their website, SemTribe.com. And from the Florida archives: http://www.floridamemory.com/onlineclassroom/history_fair/