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Economist: Wilma Mankiller helped the Cherokee people (04/22)
"All through her life, white people tried to help Wilma Mankiller. As she walked to school, two miles down the hilly, narrow lanes of north-eastern Oklahoma, women in big cars would stop and offer her a ride. She didn’t want...

Chad Smith: Cherokees owe success to Wilma Mankiller (04/16)
"A strong Cherokee woman with a heart for her home and her people, Wilma Mankiller, who died April 6 at 64, shrugged off the perceived novelty of her gender when she became the first female principal chief of the Cherokee...

Mary Annette Pember: Wilma Mankiller a humble leader (04/15)
"Wilma Mankiller, a great American Indian leader has walked on. After struggling with metastatic pancreatic cancer, she died at her home April 6 in Adair County, Oklahoma, at the age of 64, surrounded by friends and relatives. I first...

House passes resolution to honor Wilma Pearl Mankiller (04/14)
The House today passed H.Res.1237 in honor of Wilma Pearl Mankiller, who was the first woman to lead the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. The resolution traces Mankiller's life and career from her birth in 1945 in Oklahoma to her election...

Dean Chavers: Wilma Mankiller was activist in California (04/14)
"I first met Wilma Mankiller in the spring of 1969. Lee Brightman, the original angry Indian radical, had a half dozen of us picketing the consulate of Ecuador in San Francisco. Some soldiers had invited some Indians to a picnic...

Opinion: Wilma Mankiller inspired men, women, children (04/14)
"I write this tribute to former Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller with sadness and great humility. All readers know of her passing from this realm on April 6. For those of you who know a little more about her, I...

Tribute: Wilma Mankiller devoted life to Cherokee Nation (04/14)
"Wilma Mankiller was a wife, a mother, and Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. From the time she finished high school until her death she worked to improve the lives of her people – helping them to receive better education...

Opinion: Mankiller's death a huge loss for Indian Country (04/12)
"I was heartbroken and deeply saddened to learn of the death of former Cherokee Tribal Chief Wilma Mankiller. I want to share my personal experiences because I was blessed with her council and her wisdom on several occasions during my...

Joplin Globe: Wilma Mankiller was a truly inspiring leader (04/12)
"The words of Wilma Mankiller would serve us all well in these uncertain times. They certainly provided inspiration for members of the Cherokee Nation. Mankiller died at her home in Adair County, Okla., earlier this week at the age of...

Paul Chaat Smith: Wilma Pearl Mankiller's trail of triumph (04/12)
"Remembering Wilma Mankiller, who died this week, isn't hard, because first of all, who can forget a name like that? Wilma Pearl Mankiller. What a perfect name. Perfect, that is, after you've won two terms as leader of the Cherokee...

Editorial: Wilma Mankiller a woman of undaunted spirit (04/09)
"She was the first in modern times. Like so many firsts, she won’t be the last. Because of the example set by Wilma Mankiller, Native American girls dream a not impossible dream of one day becoming leaders. When they ascend...

Johnny Flynn: Wilma Mankiller, the legendary Indian leader (04/09)
"Wilma Mankiller began her journey to the spirit world on Tuesday April 6, 2010 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. The legendary chief of the largest Indian nation in North America served for ten years from 1985-1995 as the first...

VOA News: Remembering Wilma Mankiller, former Cherokee chief (04/09)
"DOUG JOHNSON: This past Tuesday, the Cherokee Nation and the United States lost a powerful leader. Wilma Mankiller, former chief of the Cherokee Nation, died of cancer at her home in Adair, Oklahoma. She was sixty-four. Faith Lapidus tells...

Details for Wilma Mankiller memorial on Saturday, April 10 (04/08)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma released details on the memorial service for Wilma Mankiller (1945-2010), who was the first woman to lead the tribe. The memorial takes place on Saturday, April 10, at 11am at the Cherokee Nation Cultural Grounds...

Sue Masten: Wilma Mankiller stood strong for tribal nations (04/08)
"We, the founding board members of Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations, are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of sister, colleague and friend, the honorable Wilma Mankiller. But we also celebrate her life and her wonderful contributions to...

Cherokee Nation opens museum in Supreme Court building (04/08)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma dedicated a museum in its historic Supreme Court, the oldest public building in the state. The tribe opened the building in Tahlequah in 1844. It housed the tribe's highest court and the Cherokee Advocate,...

NPR: Remembering Wilma Mankiller, former Cherokee chief (04/08)
"Wilma Mankiller, whose life encapsulated some of the traditions and the changes that are part of contemporary Native American culture, died on Tuesday. She was 64. In 1985, Mankiller became the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation, a position...

Nation mourns loss of Wilma Mankiller, ex-Cherokee chief (04/07)
Tribal and national leaders mourned the loss of Wilma Mankiller, who was the first woman to lead the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Everyone from President Barack Obama to fellow tribal leaders to members of Congress hailed Mankiller as a...

Tulsa World: Wilma Mankiller led Cherokees to prominence (04/07)
"Wilma Mankiller, a pathbreaking leader of the Cherokee people who became an international voice for peace and understanding, died Tuesday. Mankiller helped lead the Cherokee Nation's return to prominence and served as the tribe's principal chief from 1985 to...

Editorial: Wilma Mankiller leaves a great legacy (04/07)
"Wilma Mankiller was a force to be reckoned, but she was a force that made a difference for her people in a changing world. Mankiller, who served as principal chief for 10 years, died Tuesday from pancreatic cancer. She was...

Wilma Mankiller, former Cherokee Nation chief, passes on (04/06)
Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to lead the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, died this morning. She was 64. Mankiller was born in 1945 at the Hastings Indian Hospital in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Her family moved to California at a time when...

Former Cherokee chief Mankiller diagnosed with cancer (03/03)
Wilma Mankiller, a former chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, has been diagnosed with stage IV metastatic pancreatic cancer. In 1987, Mankiller became the first woman elected as chief of the tribe. She served in the position for 10...

Mankiller on mobilizing rural communities (10/09)
Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to serve as chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, delivered the keynote at a rural community conference in Montana. Mankiller offered a lesson in mobilizing rural communities from her tribe. She said one community...

Mankiller named fellow at Oklahoma university (09/08)
Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to serve as chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, has been named a fellow at Northeastern State University. Mankiller is the first Sequoyah Institute Fellow at the university. She will focus on intellectual,...