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Wilma Mankiller Collection

Identifier: WHC-M-2580

Scope and Contents


Official and personal correspondence (1977-1995) of Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller and the Cherokee Nation, including correspondence with U.S. Congress members, the National Congress of American Indians, the Cherokee National Historical Society, and tribal council correspondence. The collection includes subject files (1977-1995) on the Native American Rights Fund; the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs central office; the U.S. Indian Affairs Muskogee, Oklahoma, area office; the Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes; the National Congress of American Indians, and others. Also included are records regarding educational, industrial, and social programs administered by the Cherokee Nation during Mankiller's tenure; papers relating to Mankiller's books; and genealogical materials on the Mankiller family.


  • Creation: 1977-1995

Restrictions on Access

Available for public access.


45 Cubic Feet (45 ft.)

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Papers: Source of acquisition--Mankiller, Wilma. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1998.

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Repository Details

Part of the Western History Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 300
Norman Oklahoma 73019 United States