First Female Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Wilma Mankiller

In Memoriam
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1945 – 2010

Former Cherokee Chief Wilma Mankiller was a veteran of the 1960s Native American rights movement and was the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation. Her battle with pancreatic cancer ended on April 6.

Career highlights:
*Inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame, 1994
*Received Presidential Medal of Freedom, 1998

  • Wilma Mankiller

    Biography and other information about this powerful woman.

  • Wilma Mankiller, 1945-

    Brief profile from The National Women’s Hall of Fame.

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