Wilma Mankiller Collection


Wilma Mankiller Collection


Official and personal correspondence (1977-1995) of Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller and the Cherokee Nation, including correspondence with U.S. Congress members, the National Congress of American Indians, the Cherokee National Historical Society, and tribal council correspondence. The collection includes subject files (1977-1995) on the Native American Rights Fund; the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs central office; the U.S. Indian Affairs Muskogee, Oklahoma, area office; the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes; the National Congress of American Indians, and others. Also included are records regarding educational, industrial, and social programs administered by the Cherokee Nation during Mankiller's tenure; papers relating to Mankiller's books; and genealogical materials on the Mankiller family.

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Although the Treaty of Hopewell (1785) defined the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation and the U.S., Congress during the Confederation period was unable to keep white squatters off Cherokee lands. With violence escalating between Cherokees and settlers, particularly those of the "State of Franklin" (now Tennessee), Congress in Sept. of 1788 issued a proclamation forbidding white intrustion on Cherokee land. From the description of A talk from the head men warriers of the Cherokey Natio...

Cherokee National Historical Society

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United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs

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Native American Rights Fund

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Cherokee Nation Industries (Stilwell, Okla.)

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Oaks Mission School (Delaware, Okla.)

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Sequoyah High School (Tahlequah, Okla.)

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Mankiller, Wilma Pearl, 1945-2010

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Wilma Pearl Mankiller was born November 18, 1945, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, and became the first woman chief of a Native American tribe in modern history. She served as Deputy and Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, and throughout her career spoke out for the rights of Native Americans. An ardent activist and feminist, Mankiller was inducted into the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame (1986), the International Women's Forum Hall of Fame (1992), the National Women's Hall of Fame (1993), and has rece...

Cochran, Nita.

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