On a personal level, and amid a historical exploration into my own heritage it meant a lot to me, to hear so much acknowledgement and inclusion about Native American women. Especially for the short but detailed explanation of the Iroquois confederacy. Getting recognition and being treated as an equal human party that was there and contributed should be the bare minimum standard as far as history presentations are concerned. However, since this has obviously not been the case or focus for so long, in both lectures and books I think it’s ok to be so elated. This was the first time in my entire life that I’ve heard a lecture that included Native Americans beyond a footnote or a comment that equates to They helped too, or They were there and then they weren’t. Wagner’s attention and inclusion of Native Americans was a milestone in inclusion. This is because Wagner’s lecture was not on Native American women in the Women’s Suffrage movement. Wagner’s lecture was about the Women’s suffrage movement with no side agenda to focus especially on Native American women. Wagner’s honest and relevant inclusion of Native American women is what made her lecture a milestone. While getting one lecture that treats Native Americans in modern history like humans isn’t such a big thing on its own. It did mean quite a bit, to me at least, to get some progress on this front. It meant a lot.