Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Our thoughts for Wilma Mankiller

As we learned this week the news about Chief Mankiller's battle with cancer, NAS faculty member Dale Stover reminds us of "Chief Mankiller's gracious visit to our campus on October 12, 1992, helping the Native American Studies program mark the 500 years since the hostile arrival of Europeans with colonizing intentions in the person of Christopher Columbus. She drew a crowd of nearly 1000 to the Student Center on a Monday night, which stunned Chancellor Weber at the time. Denise Henning was the prime mover bringing this event into being."

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