Wilma Mankiller

 

 

Age: 64

 

Summary: tribal chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma from 1985 to 1995 considered as one of the few women ever to lead a major Native American tribe, but who had battled lymphoma, breast cancer, and several other health problems.

 

 

Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

 

Born: November 18, 1945

 

Died: April 6, 2010

 

Location: Tahlequah, Oklahoma