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Mankiller: A Chief and Her People by Wilma…

Mankiller: A Chief and Her People

by Wilma Mankiller

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This autobiography tells the story of Wilma Mankiller's life and also the culture of her Cherokee tribe. I think this book can teach readers about what life is really like in a current day tribe, without the stereotyping of Native Americans. It is a very long novel which would most likely be used in an 8th grade setting when learning about Cherokee culture.
  adates12 | Dec 17, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312206623, Paperback)

In this spiritual, moving autobiography, Wilma Mankiller, former Chief of the Cherokee Nation and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, tells of her own history while also honoring and recounting the history of the Cherokees. Mankiller's life unfolds against the backdrop of the dawning of the American Indian civil rights struggle, and her book becomes a quest to reclaim and preserve the great Native American values that form the foundation of our nation. Now featuring a new Afterword to the 2000 paperback reissue, this edition of Mankiller completely updates the author's private and public life after 1994 and explores the recent political struggles of the Cherokee Nation.

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The story of the Cherokee Nation is told by Wilma Mankiller, who recounts her life and the racism she faced in her fight to lead it. Wilma Mankiller has been the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation since 1985. She tells her personal story (her political awakening came during the 1970 occupation of Alcatraz island), interwoven with the complex history of the Cherokee Nation.… (more)

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