Katie talks about the designer of rockets & missiles for Lockheed Martin! Mary Golda Ross was a shining example of a Cherokee Nation education who reached the stars! We don’t even know the fullest extent of her awesomeness because a lot of her work is still classified to this day. Area 51, anyone?
Show Notes & Extras
- Gal pals this month are – Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris and Edan.
- Bonnie already talked about Elizabeth Petratrovich, Edan already talked about Sacheen Littlefeather.
- Get to know you question – who or what is your favorite Indigenous People’s work in movies, TV or books?
- Trailers below for Reservation Dogs and Into the West
- Bonnie’s book she recommends – Spiderwoman’s Web
- Tiamat shout out!
- Katie’s book she recommends is Round House by Louise Erdrich (Gal’s Guide Library)
- Book Club this month is The Night Watchman by by Louise Erdrich (Gal’s Guide Library)
- Guess the Gal time!
- Katie’s 1 Cool Indigenous Gal is Mary Golda Ross
- Early life in 1908 Oklahoma
- Cherokee Engineer
- Lockheed Martin from 1942-1973
- Skunk Works Project
- School in the Cherokee Nation
- Mary is the Great Granddaughter of John Ross (Wikipedia)
- Mary got a BA in Math and her teaching degree
- Mary got her Masters in Colorado
- When WW2 came the advice was “Go to Cailfornia”
- Lockheed Martin
- Designer of fighter planes, rockets and missiles
- Space Race
- What’s My Line TV show (clip below)
- Retirement going back to her roots
- Hidden Figure!
- Opening of the National Museum of American Indian
- Family calls her “Gold”
- $1 coin (picture below)
- Google Doodle (picture below)
- Wilma Mankiller shout out!
About The Gal’s Guide Podcast
What if you could only share 1 cool thing about a topic? Would it be about ancient history? Would it be breaking news? Would it be safe for work? A group of gals gathers to present to you one cool thing on topics like painting, gaming, movies, music and more.