For Women’s History Month, we are honoring and celebrating the accomplishments and legacies of American Indian and Alaska Native women. Wilma Mankiller, celebrated citizen of the Cherokee Nation, spent her life advocating for the rights of American Indians. She is the first woman to be honored and recognized as the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. For her tireless efforts and dedication, Wilma Mankiller was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her legacy continues to live on and inspire Cherokees and women across the nation.

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