Barbara M. Cameron was a Native American lesbian writer, speaker, photographer, and political activist. She was born on May 22, 1954 in Fort Yates, North Dakota. She was raised on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in South Dakota principally by her grandparents. After high school graduation, Cameron moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico where she attended the Institute of American Indian Arts. She majored in photography and film and won many awards. In 1973 she moved to San Francisco to attend the San Francisco Art Institute. Her papers include speeches, writings, subject files, photographs, audiotapes, and printed materials on the subjects of: rights for lesbians, for women and for Native Americans; race; HIV education; and homophobia. James C. Hormel LGBTQIA Center, GLC 63.
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