Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to become leader of the Cherokee native American tribe, has passed away. According to CNN.com, she died today after struggling with pancreatic cancer, and she was 64 years old. For 10 years, Mankiller served as principal chief of the Cherokees, and she was the first leader for the tribe to freely elect in 1987. She was succeeded by Chad Smith, who's now leader of the Cherokees, which are the second largest tribe in the country. Smith said, "Our personal...Read Full Story
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