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Wilma Mankiller: Leader of the Cherokee Nation

Wilma Mankiller: Leader of the Cherokee Nation

by Della A. Yannuzzi

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-9-As a highly successful chief of the second largest tribe in the country, and as the first contemporary female Indian leader to achieve her status, Mankiller has become a role model for many young people. Yannuzzi covers a bit of Cherokee history and provides lots of interesting details about her subject's life: what it was like for a rural Cherokee child to attend a large, urban school; how she became involved with the Native American civil-rights movement in the late 1960s; the constant, life-threatening trials she has had to overcome; and her return to Oklahoma and eventual involvement in politics and tribal government. Black-and-white photos sprinkled throughout show Mankiller in various administrative poses, but contribute little to her story. Plusses are the footnotes provided for each chapter and the brief list for further reading. Although Bruce Glassman's Wilma Mankiller (Blackbirch, 1992) covers much of the same material for about the same age group, Yannuzzi's title is well researched and up-to-date. A solid purchase for all libraries seeking timely information on this major figure.-Lisa Mitten, University of Pittsburgh, PA

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Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
People to Know Series
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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