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Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee Leader and Activist, Passes Away

by Julianne Hing on April 7 2010, 1:25PM

Wilma Mankiller, the first woman elected chief of the Cherokee Nation, passed away yesterday at the age of 64. Mankiller served as principal chief from 1985 to 1995, and is credited with revitalizing the Cherokee community by prioritizing strong social…

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