See also: Monacan Indian NationAn Amherst County woman has secured her spot in the history of the Monacan Indian tribe. Over the weekend, she was elected the Monacan's first ever female chief.
Sharon Bryant grew up the granddaughter of a Monacan chief, always hoping to follow in his footsteps.
"I dreamed it when I was a child, before there was even an opportunity to be chief," said Sharon 'Bear Woman' Bryant.
It didn't matter that women were not considered for the tribe's top position. Bryant always knew she'd make it happen.
"I grew up in the '70s when women were told that we could be and do anything that we dreamed and I believed that," said Bryant.
Now that her life-long dream has come true, Bryant is ready to unite the tribe, that now has members all over the world.