The Best of Both Worlds

Ruth Muskrat Bronson, class of 1925, belonged to two different worlds. On the one hand, her father was Cherokee, and she was raised in a Cherokee community in the Oklahoma territory. On the other hand, she attended a government-run boarding school and likely was exposed to white culture by her Irish mother, even if only through stories. From a young age, Bronson identified with both cultures, and she didn’t want to choose between the two.