New Barbie honors Cherokee Nation legend


Last updated 1/22/2024 at 10:05am

TAHLEQUAH, Okla.-In November, toy company Mattel released a Barbie doll representing the life of Cherokee legend, Wilma Mankiller.

Mattel released the doll as part of their "Inspiring Women" series, commemorating her lifelong advocacy for Native and women's rights. In addition to the doll's release, Barbie is donating $25,000 to The American Indian Resources Center, aimed at supporting initiatives dedicated to empowering Indigenous women and girls and fostering preservation.

Mankiller, who served as the principal chief from 1985 to 1995, revitalized the Cherokee Nation's tribal government....

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