Mary Frances Thompson (December 3, 1895 – October 25, 1995), best known as ‘Te Ata’, was an actress and citizen of the Chickasaw Nation known for telling Native American stories.
She performed as a representative of Native Americans at state dinners before President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s. She was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 1957 and named Oklahoma’s first State Treasure in 1987.
I want to learn more about the diversity of cultures out there in the world so I can do more interesting and varied worldbuilding, but I'm not sure how to go about that kind of research. I've taken only one anthropology course and can't do more ATM, and I'm bad at taking primary sources and extracting cultural information. Any tips?