Wilma Mankiller

Chief of the Cherokee Nation

C.L. Laney
  • Grades / Interest Level 6 - 12
  • Reading Level 3.0 - 3.9
  • Lexile Level HL360L
  • Pages 48
  • Product Code 9781638890058 ( MR #069321 )

Price $12.95

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Wilma Mankiller knew firsthand the hardships facing the Cherokee people in the mid-20th century. After growing up in poverty, she got involved in the Native American rights movement of the 1960s and resolved to fight for change. As the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, her hard work and determination improved health care, education, and living conditions for her tribe. Mankiller’s legacy of compassion and dedication continues to inspire people in the American Indian community and beyond.

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