Wilma Mankiller

Wilma Mankiller

Wilma Pearl Mankiller was the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation. A liberal member of the Democratic Party, she served as principal chief for ten years from 1985 to 1995. She is the author of a national-bestselling autobiography, 'Mankiller: A Chief and Her People' and co-authored 'Every Day Is a Good Day: Reflections by Contemporary Indigenous Women'. Wikipedia*

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Wilma Mankiller has 11 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1989 Senate Committee. The year with the most videos was 1994 with three videos. Most appearances with Bruce Babbitt (2), Al Gore Jr. (2), Bill Clinton (2). Most common tags: Native Americans, American Perspectives, Gender Issues.

Appearances by Title:


Principal Chief, Cherokee Nation c. January 1, 1987 - c. December 31, 1995 Videos: 11

Recent Appearances

  • <em>Every Day is a Good Day</em>

    Every Day is a Good Day

    Ms. Mankiller talked about her book Every Day is a Good Day published by Fulcrum. The book examined Native American women’s…

  • Native American Issues

    Native American Issues

    Ms. Mankiller talked about the changing role of Native American women. Among the topics she addressed were attitudes toward…

  • Multicultural Policy

    Multicultural Policy

    Ms. Mankiller delivered the keynote address at a forum examining multiculturalism and whether or not there should be federal…

  • Multicultural Partnership for Change

    Multicultural Partnership for Change

    Officials representing various ethnic organizations discussed multicultural policy. Secretary Fry described Canada’s…

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