Hale, Janet Campbell (1946-)

Janet Campbell Hale was born to Nicholas Patrick and Margaret Sullivan Campbell on January 11, 1946. Although members of the Coeur d'Alene tribe in northern Idaho, the Campbells traveled to visit family in Southern California when Margaret was pregnant with Janet to ensure that her baby was born in a hospital. Janet's father, a veteran of the Great War and a carpenter by trade, was a full-blooded Coeur d'Alene Indian. The family name was derived from her great-great-grandfather, Colemannee. Her mother was Irish/ Kootenay and was descended from John McLoughlin, a doctor for the Northwest Fur Company. He is credited with the founding of Oregon.

Janet was a product of an abusive home. Her father was an alcoholic who physically and verbally abused her mother. Her ...

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