Who is Chief Wilma Mankiller? Mattel launches new Barbie doll


Wilma Mankiller has joined the ‘Inspiring Women’ lineup of Barbie dolls.

She was the first woman to serve as principal chief of the Cherokee Nation.

She was also a fierce advocate for Native American, women’s, and children’s rights.

In 1998, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Barbie introduced a Wilma Mankiller doll on Nov 7 to honor her after she passed away in 2010 at 64.

The doll features a bright turquoise dress and holding a light brown woven basket.

According to Mattel, the doll was designed by Carlyle Nuera and cost $35.

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