Julie L. Reed, an associate professor of history at Penn State, is a historian of Native American History, with an emphasis on Southeastern Indians and Cherokee History, and American Education. She is also a member of the Cherokee Nation.
If you fish in your pocket or purse for a U.S. quarter today, there’s a chance you’ll see Wilma Mankiller’s face. She was the Cherokee Nation’s first female principal chief, and she inspired generations of Cherokees and young Native people like me. In 2022, Mankiller was one of the first women honored by appearing on […]