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IPR is featuring some of the many Native American and Indigenous pioneers and modern-day heroes to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Wilma Mankiller was born in 1945 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, the capital of the Cherokee Nation. She made history in 1985 when she was named the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation and the … Continue reading Pioneer Wilma Mankiller (1945-2010)