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Wilma Pearl Mankiller (November 18, 1945 – April 6, 2010) was the first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation. She served as principal chief for ten years from 1985 to 1995. Wilma Pearl Mankiller was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the sixth of eleven children, to Charley Mankiller (November 15, 1914 – February 20, 1971) and Clara Irene Sitton (born September 18, 1921). Her father was a full-blooded Cherokee and her mother was a Caucasian woman of Dutch and Irish descent who acculturated…

Wilma Pearl Mankiller (November 18, 1945 – April 6, 2010) was the first female Chief of the Cherokee Nation. She served as principal chief for ten years from 1985 to 1995. Wilma Pearl Mankiller was born in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the sixth of eleven children, to Charley Mankiller (November 15, 1914 – February 20, 1971) and Clara Irene Sitton (born September 18, 1921). Her father was a full-blooded Cherokee and her mother was a Caucasian woman of Dutch and Irish descent who acculturated…

nanticoke lenni lenape of new jersey | symbol Still There! The Lenape and Nanticoke Indians of New Jersey

nanticoke lenni lenape of new jersey | symbol Still There! The Lenape and Nanticoke Indians of New Jersey

Chief Wallace Coffey at the Red Earth Festival in Oklahoma City | © Peter Turnley/Corbis

Chief Wallace Coffey at the Red Earth Festival in Oklahoma City | © Peter Turnley/Corbis

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