New painting shows reverence to tribe’s first female Chief
Published August 13, 2016
STILWELL, OKLAHOMA — Cherokee Nation recently joined Cherokee National Treasure Donald Vann to unveil an original painting of former Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Wilma Mankiller. The painting depicts Mankiller wearing a tear dress, holding a blanket and basket filled with traditional Cherokee medicine plants. Vann painted Mankiller’s image standing in front of the newly renovated and expanded Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center, home to the new painting.
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