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Emile

(21,038 posts)
Wed May 18, 2022, 10:43 AM May 2022

Wilma Mankiller ever heard of her?

Just got my 2022 US Mint Proof Set. This is the first year of American Women Quarters. One name stood out Wilma Mankiller. She was the first woman elected to serve as Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Mankiller was an advocate working to improve the image of Native Americans and combat the misappropriation of native heritage, by authoring books including a bestselling autobiography, Mankiller: A Chief and Her People, and giving numerous lectures on health care, tribal sovereignty, women's rights, and cancer awareness.

These new women quarters are beautiful coins. Keep your eye open and go through your change and start saving them.

Starting this year 2022 they are minting 5 different women coins each year.

The first 5 women quarters are:

Maya Angelou - Dr. Sally Ride - Wilma Mankiller - Nina Otero Warren - Anna May Wong

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Wilma Mankiller ever heard of her? (Original Post) Emile May 2022 OP
Thanks for the info. I had heard the name, but never knew the story Walleye May 2022 #1
Cool! cilla4progress May 2022 #2
Yes, she was a great Chief of the Cherokee Nation in the 20th century ms liberty May 2022 #3
I've got a Maya Angelou quarter. Beautiful. Shrike47 May 2022 #4
Yes, that one is my favorite of the five! Emile May 2022 #5
i'll have to grab a couple sets for the grandkids that i might never have. mopinko May 2022 #6
I love the Dr Sally Ride quarter. roamer65 May 2022 #7
Cherokee word for water Ghost of Tom Joad May 2022 #8
Wow, now this docudrama is on my list to watch. Thanks! Emile May 2022 #10
Yes, I have! txwhitedove May 2022 #9
I actually knew her. DURHAM D May 2022 #11
Now that is impressive! Emile May 2022 #13
Yes. Pancreatic DURHAM D May 2022 #15
Certainly have! I will have to add that. 2Gingersnaps May 2022 #12
2022-2025 roamer65 May 2022 #17
Have they announced who the remaining Emile May 2022 #28
2023, yes. 2024 and 2025, no. roamer65 May 2022 #29
Yes, of course. niyad May 2022 #14
Yes! calimary May 2022 #16
CNAT SergeStorms May 2022 #18
We could learn a lot from Native Americans. Lonestarblue May 2022 #19
My understanding she opened a sort of tribal membership to those claiming "Indian Blood". denbot May 2022 #20
I do remember her! Thanks for this news. nt Hekate May 2022 #21
Well, I was gonna say, look for her on a quarter soon ! but you evidently know all about it. :) eppur_se_muova May 2022 #22
I don't get many quarters because I don't use cash much. halfulglas May 2022 #23
I certainly knew about Wilma Mankiller, TNNurse May 2022 #24
Heard of her? For sure. discntnt_irny_srcsm May 2022 #25
That was nine years ago, you Emile May 2022 #26
Well, I knew of her. discntnt_irny_srcsm May 2022 #27

mopinko

(69,565 posts)
6. i'll have to grab a couple sets for the grandkids that i might never have.
Wed May 18, 2022, 11:44 AM
May 2022

or maybe i'll poke the ex. he got the coin collection.

Ghost of Tom Joad

(1,348 posts)
8. Cherokee word for water
Wed May 18, 2022, 12:24 PM
May 2022

Cherokee word for water it’s a fictional film about her I show it in my Native American film studies class. There’s also a documentary about her

2Gingersnaps

(1,000 posts)
12. Certainly have! I will have to add that.
Wed May 18, 2022, 12:36 PM
May 2022

I keep a Sacajawea and a Susan B Anthony in my console as a sort of St Christopher for ladies/Deists. One more fierce lady won't hurt a bit.

Emile

(21,038 posts)
28. Have they announced who the remaining
Sat May 21, 2022, 10:43 AM
May 2022

15 women to be honored on the US quarter? My coin shop didn't know, but soon as they make a coin collector album for the new quarters they would be selling them.

roamer65

(36,736 posts)
29. 2023, yes. 2024 and 2025, no.
Sat May 21, 2022, 04:36 PM
May 2022

Also, 2026 will be the sestercentennial quarters.

If the republic makes it that far.

SergeStorms

(18,618 posts)
18. CNAT
Wed May 18, 2022, 01:05 PM
May 2022

Critical Native American Theory.

Can't teach that in our schools. These "books" of which you speak, will not be allowed either.

We all know white men discovered America and it was totally unihabited when they did. Mount Rushmore is a natural formation, formed by glaciers when they receded after the Ice Age.

Critical Native American Theory is a liberal lie. Carry on.


Lonestarblue

(9,704 posts)
19. We could learn a lot from Native Americans.
Wed May 18, 2022, 01:15 PM
May 2022

They took care of the community and revered the land and its resources—until white Americans took their land and sentenced them to poverty on reservations with poor soil and few ways to make a living, not to mention all the treaties the US government ignored as they took more and more of their land.

Had we treated our natural resources better, we might not be headed toward climate Armageddon.

denbot

(9,894 posts)
20. My understanding she opened a sort of tribal membership to those claiming "Indian Blood".
Wed May 18, 2022, 01:25 PM
May 2022

With those new "members" she was able to show enough residents to get better funding to bring up the schools that members attend, and kick start a wave of genuine sustained infrastructure, and cultural improvements.

I've been involved in native arts mostly traditional silver and turquoise jewelry. At my booths I've seen a dozen or more of these "members" proudly display their tribal affiliation, and I don't question their amount of genetic relation. They help the nations and I consider those people to be at least second cousins to the people.
Ah-Ho!

eppur_se_muova

(36,196 posts)
22. Well, I was gonna say, look for her on a quarter soon ! but you evidently know all about it. :)
Wed May 18, 2022, 01:45 PM
May 2022

I've found two Sally Ride quarters in my pocket change, and they are very nicely done coins. I really thought the sculpting was impressive.

halfulglas

(1,654 posts)
23. I don't get many quarters because I don't use cash much.
Wed May 18, 2022, 01:47 PM
May 2022

But I have 2 Maya Angelu quarters and they are so beautiful I put them away so I don't accidentally spend them. I should probably consider sending for the mint set.

TNNurse

(6,887 posts)
24. I certainly knew about Wilma Mankiller,
Wed May 18, 2022, 01:49 PM
May 2022

I did have to Google, Warren though. I need to learn more about her.

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