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Ladonna Vita Tabbytite Harris
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LaDonna Vita Tabbytite Harris
Born:1931
Tribe: Comanche

LaDonna Vita Tabbytite Harris is a Comanche social activist from Oklahoma. She is the founder and president of Americans for Indian Opportunity.

Harris was born on February 15, 1931 in Temple, Oklahoma, on her family's allotment land. Her parents were William Crawford, of European-American descent, and Lilly Tabbytite, who was Comanche. Her parents separated shortly after her birth, so she was raised by her maternal grandparents, John and Wick-kie Tabbytite. She grew up on her grandparents' farm, near Walters, Oklahoma during the Great Depression. Comanche was her first language.

In 2000, Harris published her autobiography, LaDonna Harris : A Comanche Life ISBN 0-8032-2396-X. A documentary about Harris' life is being filmed "LaDonna Harris: Indian 101", by director/producer Julianna Brannum.

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