Wilma P. Mankiller

chief of the Cherokee by Charnan Simon

Publisher: Childrens Press in Chicago

Written in English
Cover of: Wilma P. Mankiller | Charnan Simon
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Subjects:

  • Mankiller, Wilma Pearl, 1945- -- Juvenile literature,
  • Mankiller, Wilma Pearl, 1945-,
  • Cherokee women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Cherokee women -- Kings and rulers -- Juvenile literature,
  • Cherokee Indians -- Social conditions -- Juvenile literature,
  • Cherokee Indians -- Biography,
  • Indians of North America -- Biography,
  • Women -- Biography

About the Edition

Describes the life of the Indian activist who became the first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementby Charnan Simon.
SeriesPicture-story biographies
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE99.C5 M337 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p. :
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2028213M
ISBN 100516041819
LC Control Number91004334

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The powerful, visionary first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller spent her formative years in San Francisco, where she learned about the women’s movement and organizing. When she returned to her native Oklahoma, Mankiller used her skills to help the Cherokee Nation, starting community self-help programs and teaching people ways out of. Wilma Mankiller is sworn into office as Principal Chief in Pictured (l-r): Wilma Pearl Mankiller, Charlie Soap (Wilma’s husband) and then Chief Justice of . Wilma Mankiller (Novem – April 6, ) was the first woman to be the chief of the Cherokee Nation in helped the Cherokee with some major problems, including unemployment, health care, and education. Mankiller helped take action on the unemployment issue by supporting new : Wilma Pearl Mankiller, Novem . She was reared on Mankiller Flats, in rural Oklahoma, a time long before the modern Native American movement was born. She knew early on that she came from a proud and courageous people, even though her own family circumstances were poor. Relocated by the government to California when she was ten, she became a citizen of two disparate worlds, the insular 5/5(1).

  Mankiller wrote about these experiences in a book about her life: Voice 3 When thinking of Chief Wilma Mankiller is bring back the great leader of the Cherokee Nation to our minds, who will always be a reference of tenacity, service and love for community. She is a role model for the leaders who really understand their own nature. Wilma Mankiller: Good Times and Bad “I wept tears that came from deep within the Cherokee part of me. They were tears from my history, from my tribe’s past. They were Cherokee tears.” —Wilma P. Mankiller Wilma Mankiller was the first woman chief of the Cherokee Nation. She worked to get better education and health care for her people, but her own life was not easy.

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