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Annie Dodge Wauneka's Death

Born (Birthday) April 11, 1910

Death Date November 10, 1997

Age of Death 87 years

Cause of Death Alzheimer's Disease

Profession Politician

The politician Annie Dodge Wauneka died at the age of 87. Here is all you want to know, and more!

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Leader of the Navajo Nation tribe who worked to improve the health and education of her people, while serving on the National Tuberculosis Association. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 by Lyndon B. Johnson for her important work.

She grew up on a Navajo reservation in Arizona, her father one of the most influential members of the tribe.

She was 87 and lived in Klagetoh, in northeast Arizona. The cause was Alzheimer’s disease, said Ted Rushton, a spokesman in Window Rock, Ariz., the Navajo capital.