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Sarah Rector, the Indigenous woman who was the richest woman in the United States at age 10

If we talk about indigenous women, the history has been marked by extreme poverty, discrimination, illiteracy, lack of human rights, lack of medical care and above all, violence, both physical and lack of employment, for this reason , the story of Sarah Rector affected the whole point, because despite being The Indian was the richest woman in the United States at the age of 10.

Sarah Rector Campbell, also known as Sarah Campbell Crawford, was born March 3, 1902 in the town of Taft, eastern Oklahoma, then Index Territory, and died July 22, 1967, which ” marks the history of being the “richest colored girl in the world”. ,

After the treaty of 1866, before the Civil War, Rose McQueen and her husband, Joseph Rector, married Sarah Rector, the daughter of a descendant of the Muscogee Creek Nation, a relative of the Creek Indians.

The girl who had 5 brothers was allotted 64 hectares, Her plot, located in Glenpool, was considered an inferior barren dream, a land reserve for white settlers, to which Sarah’s relatives were subject,

The parcel was a lien, so he petitioned the Muskogee County Court to sell the land, which was not possible at the time. were required to continue paying taxes and by sanctions.

Years later, the girl’s father leased the land to an oil company, for which, being in the oil industry in his state, he began to receive an income of about $300 a day.

The amount that he started accumulating attracted the attention of many people, for which he even received offers from the scales, Despite the discrimination against black people.

By the time he was 18, he had shares, valuable land, got married, had three children, and finally, before he died, It was declared white only because of its economic value.

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