Biography and History

Virginia Card (née Stilwell, 1919-2003), an American Indian of Creek and Delaware descent, spent the first forty-five years of her life in and around Klamath Falls, Oregon. She moved to Sacramento, California, in the early 1970s and became involved in various American Indian movements. She was active in the Sacramento Indian Center and edited two Native American newsletters, the United Tribes Sunbeam and the Moccasin Telegraph. Virginia Card died on December 15, 2003.

Source: From the finding aid for WC033

  • Virginia Card Papers. 1893-2002 (inclusive).

    Call Number: WC033

    Virginia Card is a Native American of Delaware and Creek descent. Consists of correspondence, writings, subject files, photographs, and audio-visual material. The collection is especially noteworthy for Virginia Card's extensive documentation of the activities of Native American communities in California.