Bernie Strand is the latest. A self-described intense woman, Strand is a clinical social worker who will write for 20 hours without a break. She is memorializing Miracle in a new play for adolescents, which debuted recently in Wyoming.
Minoka-Hill, whose mother was Mohawk, became the country's second American Indian female doctor in 1899. After practicing medicine in the east for a few years, she moved to Oneida, Wis., with her husband, who died after 11 years of marriage and left her to raise six children.