Late Yavapai leader to join Women's Hall of Fame

Patricia McGee, the late former chairwoman of the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe, is being inducted into the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame.

McGee is widely hailed as a groundbreaker in economic development, gaming and education. "She helped her tribe achieve some economic means to carry out its tribal government and other developmental opportunities," wrote U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in a letter for nomination, The Prescott Daily Courier reported. "She had integrity and self-reliance."

McGee's family will accept the award during a ceremony today at the Arizona House of Representatives in Phoenix. Her late grandmother, Viola Jimulla, who also led the tribe, was previously inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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Yavapai tribe leader joins Arizona Women's Hall of Fame (The Prescott Daily Courier 11/12)

Relevant Links:
Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe - http://www.ypit.com
Arizona Women's Hall of Fame - http://www.lib.az.us/awhof

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