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Bertha Parker Pallan (1907-1978) was a Native American archaeologist, of Abenaki and Seneca descent. Her parents were Behula Tahamont, a Native American actress, and Arthur C. Parker, the first president for the Society of American Archaeology. 

Parker discovered and participated in many archaeological sites during her career, but she is best known for her work at the site of Gypsum Cave. Although she was originally hired her as the expedition cook and secretary, she was allowed to explore the cave and was able to reach more inaccessible areas. It is here that she uncovered the first giant ground sloth remains in association with humans, a discovery that received national attention among anthropologists. After her time at Gypsum Cave, she discovered two additional sites: Corn Creek Campsite, and a pueblo site at Scorpion Hill. She worked for over 10 years as an Assistant in Archaeology and Ethnology at the Southwest Museum, where she published a number of archaeological and ethnological papers in the museum journal. In her later years, she acted as a technical advisory and consultant on TV shows and movies depicting American Indians, and hosted her own TV show on Native American history and folklore.

Bertha Parker Pallan was a ground-breaker in many aspects. She is considered the first female Native American archaeologist, and she is one of the first women  recognized for conducting her work at a high level of skill in the field without a university education. Additionally, her role as a consultant for TV and movies influenced how American Indian cultures and their histories were depicted in the media.

  • the isle of the lost’s kids: are kind, polite, take a class to be "good people" without any fuss, help girls improve their look, take the shit everybody's says about their parents, try to fit for the sake of the comfort of all, are always apologizing for what they parents did.
  • auradon ppl: be caREFUL!! those kids are DANGEROUS, they will end our land!!!!!
  • auradon kids: literally discriminate the isle of the lost's kids, are mean, never say anything nice about anybody, always blame villians children for they parents mistake, don't give a shit about other ppl feelings, marginalize those who are different from them.
  • auradon ppl: our beautiful children <33 they are so GOOD people, always being nice and welcoming those in need, we must protect them

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Bertha Lamme Feicht

(1869–1943) Engineer

Bertha Feicht is considered to be the first American woman to earn a degree in a discipline of engineering other than civil engineering. Her thesis addressed mechanical and electrical engineering. After graduation she accepted a position at Westinghouse as the first woman engineer at that firm. In 1973 the Westinghouse Educational Foundation created a scholarship in her name.

Number 160 in an ongoing series celebrating remarkable women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.