Mashantucket Pequot Museum Library and Archives Blog

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Remembering Wilma Mankiller

Having received the sad news today on the passing of Wilma Mankiller, we would like to pay tribute by remembering her visit to the Research Library on October 2004 (pictured left), when she participated in our Native Authors Series. She is shown here in our reading room signing copies of her book Every Day is a Good Day: Reflections of Contemporary Indigenous Women.

Mankiller was the former principal chief of the Cherokee Tribe of Oklahoma and a driving force for Native American causes and culture throughout Indian Country. Below is a brief bibliography of resources by and about this remarkable woman.

Caragliano, Maureen O’Dea. “Beyond Princess and Squaw: Wilma Mankiller and the Cherokee Gynocentric System.” M.A. diss., San Jose State University, 1997.
STACKS: E 99 .C5 C37 1997r

Janda, Sarah Eppler. Beloved Women: The Political Lives of LaDonna Harris and Wilma Mankiller. Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press, 2007.
STACKS: E 98 .W8 J36 2007

Mankiller, Wilma. “Introduction.” In Reflections on American Indian History: Honoring the Past, Building a Future, edited by Albert L. Hurtado. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008.
STACKS: E 76 .W55 2005

Mankiller, Wilma. Every Day is a Good Day: Reflections by Contemporary Indigenous Women. Colorado: Fulcrum Publishing, 2004
STACKS: E 98 .W8 M25 2004

Mankiller, Wilma. Mankiller: A Chief and Her People. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1993.
STACKS: E 99 .C5 M335 1993

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Schemitzun materials in Archives

Archives & Special Collections has recently received a collection of graphics project files developed by the former MPTN Creative Arts department. Featured in this collection are many examples of imagery used to promote Schemitzun powwows from 1996-2002. Patrons may view artwork used for magazine advertisements, flyers, bumper stickers and posters as well as the imagery printed on products such as t-shirts and coffee mugs.

Also featured in the Creative Arts collection are several hundred video tapes of Schemitzun footage taken from 1993 - 2007. All of the Creative Arts material is available to be viewed by the public. If you would like to make an appointment, please use the contact information below, or make a request to visit the Archives at the library reference desk:

Phone: 860-396-7020
Email: archive [at] mptn-nsn [dot] gov

Image: Schemitzun t-shirt artwork from 1999