Wilma Mankiller: Chief of the Cherokee Nation

Wilma Mankiller: Chief of the Cherokee Nation

by Pamela Dell, Pamela J. Dell
     
 

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A biography profiling the life of Wilma Mankiller, the first women elected to lead the Cherokee Nation. Includes source notes and timeline.  See more details below

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A biography profiling the life of Wilma Mankiller, the first women elected to lead the Cherokee Nation. Includes source notes and timeline.

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Children's Literature - Lynn O'Connell
Wilma Mankiller was the first woman elected to lead the Cherokee Nation. She completed the term of her predecessor, Ross Swimmer, and then was elected for two terms of her own. Mankiller served as principal chief for ten years—from 1985 to 1995. This biography, divided into nine chapters, describes her life, her family, and the obstacles she overcame in order to be an advocate for both the Native American population and women. Mankiller was born in Oklahoma in 1945. Her family relocated to San Francisco when she was eleven years old. A turning point of her life was when she worked as an activist during the Native American takeover of Alcatraz (1969-1971). Following that experience, Mankiller relocated to Oklahoma where she began working for the Cherokee Nation. Her life has not been an easy one. Besides a near fatal automobile accident, she has had two kidney transplants and successfully battled cancer. Today, she is an author, speaker, and teacher. There is a timeline in the book's appendix, which lists both events from Mankiller's life and world events at that time. The appendix also includes further resources (books, Web sites, and historic sites), as well as a glossary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756516000
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
Signature Lives: Modern America Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile:
1030L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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Pamela Dell began her professional career writing for adults and started writing for children about 12 years ago. Since then she has published fiction and nonfiction books, written numerous magazine articles, and created award-winning interactive multimedia.

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