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Published by Marshall Cavendish Benchmark in New York .
Written in English


  • Mankiller, Wilma Pearl, -- 1945- -- Juvenile literature,
  • Cherokee women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Cherokee Indians -- Politics and government -- Juvenile literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementby Liz Sonneborn.
GenreJuvenile literature, Biography
SeriesLeading women
LC ClassificationsE99.C5 M338 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23687012M
ISBN 109780761449591
LC Control Number2009029399

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