Mankiller: A Chief and Her People

Mankiller: A Chief and Her People

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by Wilma Mankiller, Michael Wallis
     
 
Following the trade paperback publication of Mankiller in 1994, Wilma Mankiller stepped down as Chief of the Cherokee Nation, survived several life-threatening operations, and has won the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. In this newly updated edition of her bestselling memoir, she tells of the tumultuous personal events of the past five years,

Overview

Following the trade paperback publication of Mankiller in 1994, Wilma Mankiller stepped down as Chief of the Cherokee Nation, survived several life-threatening operations, and has won the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. In this newly updated edition of her bestselling memoir, she tells of the tumultuous personal events of the past five years, including her second kidney transplant, as well as the political struggles of the Cherokee Nation that have made national news.

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“Autonomy is achieved, Mankiller teaches us, only when it happens simultaneously in the life of the individual and the life of a people.” —Susan Faludi

“Here is a strong and well-told story of survival and it is told with honesty and eloquence.” —N. Scott Momaday

“Public servants everywhere can learn something from Chief Wilma Mankiller's story.” —Governor Ann Richards

“Chief Mankiller tells a story of a modern tribe that is carrying the Cherokee traditions into the future.” —U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell

“Wilma Mankiller is someone I feel I've known in this lifetime and many lifetimes before. I recognize in her the greatest beauty, dignity, and truthfulness.” —Alice Walker

“As one woman's journey, Mankiller opens the heart. As the history of a people, it informs the mind. Together, it teaches us that, as long as people like Wilma Mankiller carry the flame within them, centuries of ignorance and genocide cannot extinguish the human spirit.” —Gloria Steinem

“[Wilma Mankiller] is a colorful, intelligent advocate for all of America's indigenous peoples.” —The Boston Globe

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312113933
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/28/1994
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

Wilma Mankiller was Chief of the Cherokee Nation for over ten years. She lives in Oklahoma.

Michael Wallis is an award-winning historian of the Old West and author of Route 66: The Mother Road.

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