Barbie unveils Wilma Mankiller doll, honors first female Cherokee Nation Principal Chief

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Barbie unveils Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller doll
Wilma Mankiller, the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, is the latest addition to the Barbie "Inspiring Women" series.

A Cherokee leader has joined the "Inspiring Women" lineup of Barbie dolls.

Wilma Mankiller, the Cherokee Nation's first female Principal Chief, is being honored with her very own Barbie doll.

Mankiller served as the Principal Chief from 1985 to 1995. She revitalized the Cherokee Nation's tribal government and advocated relentlessly for improved health care and housing services.

For her work, Mankiller earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Mankiller passed away in 2010 at the age of 64.