Wilma Mankiller: Chief of the Cherokee Nation

People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism
Author(s):
Pamela Dell
Age Group:
9-12
Publisher:
Compass Point Books
ISBN:
978-0756517960
Year:
People, Identity & Culture
Race & Racism

Describes the life of the Native American leader who made history in 1985 when she became the first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee, and later signed an agreement with the U.S. government granting the Cherokee Nation self-governance. The biography traces Mankiller's birth in rural Oklahoma, her adolescence and early adulthood in San Francisco, and discusses how she overcame many hardships to become an activist and leader of her people.

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