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Wilma Mankiller
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When Wilma Mankiller was 11 years old the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs had decided to encourage poor Indians to move to the city.
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In 1976, she moved back to Oklahoma and took a job working for the Cherokee Nation.
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Her work was to help Cherokee people learn to help themselves.
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In 1985 she was chosen the first woman to be chief of the Cherokee tribe.
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She helped the Indians of her tribe to become successful. She is still alive today and continuing her work.
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"I have a lot of faith in our ability to solve our own problems," Wilma says.
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Wilma moved to San Francisco and had a bad experience.
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She did not want to live in the city because she grew up in the open.
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Wilma Mankiller
by Joey, fourth grade, 1998


http://www2.lhric.org/pocantico/womenenc/mankiller.html
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