Cherokee Nation Leader Wilma Mankiller Honored with Barbie Doll, Stirring Mixed Emotions

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Barbie Doll Honoring Cherokee Nation Leader Met With Mixed Emotions

  • Wilma Mankiller, iconic chief of the Cherokee Nation, is being honored with a Barbie doll in Mattel’s “Inspiring Women” series.
  • Her legacy is being celebrated with a public ceremony in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where the Cherokee Nation is headquartered.
  • Mankiller was the first female principal chief of the Cherokee Nation and focused on improving social conditions and restoring pride in Native heritage.
  • The rollout of the Mankiller Barbie doll has sparked conflicting reactions, with some praising it as a fitting tribute and others criticizing its details and packaging.
  • Barbie Doll Honoring Cherokee Nation Leader Met With Mixed Emotions

    An iconic chief of the Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller, is being honored with a Barbie doll in the late Mankiller’s likeness as part of toymaker Mattel’s “Inspiring Women” series. The rollout of the Mankiller Barbie doll has sparked conflicting reactions, with some praising it as a fitting tribute for a remarkable leader and others criticizing its details and packaging.

    Reactions to the Doll

    Many say the doll is a fitting tribute for a remarkable leader who faced conflict head-on and helped the tribe triple its enrollment, double its employment, and build new health centers and children’s programs. Still, some Cherokee women are critical, saying Mattel overlooked problematic details on the doll and the packaging.

    Legacy of Wilma Mankiller

    Wilma Mankiller, the nation’s first female principal chief, focused on improving social conditions through consensus and on restoring pride in Native heritage. Her legacy is being celebrated with a public ceremony in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, where the Cherokee Nation is headquartered.

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