Chief Wilma Mankiller

We mourn the loss of our friend Chief Wilma Mankiller. A woman who always walked tall.

Mankiller, former Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, passed away yesterday morning.  Mankiller served 12 years in elective office at the Cherokee Nation, and was the first woman to lead the Native American tribe. 

Among her many honors, Mankiller was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Clinton.