women's history month

Women’s History Month: Mae Timbimboo Parry

Women’s History Month is a great opportunity to explore how Utah women have impacted their communities, the state, and in some cases, the nation as a whole. One such woman is Mae Timbimboo Parry who dedicated her life to truth-telling about her people, the Northwest Band of the Shoshone Nation. Mae was born in 1919 and attended boarding schools for three years in Southern California, hundreds of miles from her home in Cache Valley. The purpose of these schools was to assimilate Native children into mainstream American culture. Children like Mae were not just forbidden to speak their native tongue,…