Fierce Female of the Week: Wilma Mankiller

For our Fierce Female this week, we’re highlighting activist and powerhouse Wilma Pearl Mankiller; known in Cherokee as A-ji-luhsgi Asgaya-dihi. Wilma was the first ever Cherokee woman who became the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Tribe, a position she was elected into (a feat in itself!), and became a symbol for Cherokee women thanks to…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Nanyehi

Another week, another Fierce Female to feature! This week I wanted to feature Nanyehi (later known as Nancy Ward) who was a Cherokee woman from America. She was an activist, political leader, peacekeeper, and advocate for the rights and land-retention of the Cherokee people in America. In her late teens, Nanyehi was married to a…

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