Mankiller: A Chief and Her People


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St. Martin's Griffin
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6.1 X 9.0 X 1.0 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About 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.


"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

"Mankiller broke all the rules as we knew--and, to some extent, still know--them. A visionary politician and activist with a gentle but determined manner, she offers a model of female leadership more inspirational than ever."--Vogue

"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