Mankiller

Re-aired November 2018

Learn about the legacy of Wilma Mankiller, who overcame sexism to emerge as the Cherokee Nation's first woman Principal Chief. Through archival footage and interviews, Mankiller examines the life of one of the country's most important woman leaders.

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About the Film

This is the story of an American hero, standing tall amongst the likes of Robert Kennedy, Harriet Tubman, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and overcoming insurmountable obstacles to fight injustice and give a voice to the voiceless.

This is the story of an American legend, Wilma Mankiller, who overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first woman Principal Chief in 1985.

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