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Willma Mankiller, Cherokee---Notice the content of the quotation. We would rather be called by the name of our ancestors...Cherokee, Navajo, Lokota, Apache, Arapaho...Native American and Indian are what others conjured up for us. But if you must, call us Indians.
Cherokee Girl - Yeah, I know there are many who say they are, but aren't but I can honestly say that in some sense I am. My Great Grandmother was full Cherokee, unfortunately, I know only that her Maiden name was Thelma Archer and when she married my Great Grandfather it changed to Thelma Ross..... other than that, I only know that I share her facial traits.;'(