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A Modern Pioneer in the Cherokee Nation (Wilma Mankiller) Static Preview

Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Wilma Mankiller, Principle Chief of the Cherokee Nation from 1983-1995. Ms. Mankiller (1945-2010) discusses her experiences as related in her book, "Mankiller: A Chief and Her People." She describes her early political activism as well as her eventual return to her home (Oklahoma) which led to her involvement in the Cherokee tribe. Also includes her election as tribal chief as well as her time in office, and, now that she is stepping down, her reflections on the experience. (1994 Interview)

EarthSayersWilma Mankiller
OrganizationsCherokee Nation
EarthSayers RatingHighly recommended
CountryUnited States
Member of Special CollectionWisdom Keepers
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