Talk:Wilma Mankiller

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Sources for expansion[edit]

Found this while checking on Mankiller's formal title, and thought it might be useful for expanding on the article: http://archive.salon.com/people/bc/2001/11/20/mankiller/index.html

Perhaps a comment on her name would be nice. Can anyone find a good reference?

Footnotes[edit]

There are a lot of mysterious numbers in the article; I don't know whether they are artifacts of some clip-and-pasted article, or page numbers in some book/magazine. Could these be turned into actual references conforming to our standard. The Principal Chief of the Nation deserves the best. --Orange Mike | Talk 21:58, 14 January 2009 (UTC)

Vandalism[edit]

Can this page be partially protected since it is the subject of so much vandalism? -Uyvsdi (talk) 19:33, 27 March 2009 (UTC)Uyvsdi

It seems that you also "vandalise" the facts here. I site Newspaper articles, and a book by a tribal govt. these are reliable sources, and not just form her 'autobiography'. Wilma has done a lot of bad and good through her policies, and this needs to be stated on this site. I added internet sites, so that individuals can make up their own minds. - Skeele

I believe you trying to say "vandalize" and "cite." The article contained positive and negative viewpoints prior to your intervention. With living people, you cannot post anything libelous and you need to maintain a neutral point of view. You might read: Wikipedia:Neutral point of view and Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons to learn about Wikipedia policies. Writing in articles also should maintain some standard of spelling and grammar. Of course you are welcome to hold any political views you want, but Wikipedia is not the place to air those views. -Uyvsdi (talk) 01:56, 7 April 2009 (UTC)Uyvsdi
I've removed the material which is cited only to a website which doesn't seem to meet our standards for reliable sources. Please don't re-add this clearly non-neutral material unless you can provide some more mainstream coverage of these alleged incidents. Inali --Orange Mike | Talk 12:57, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

Discussion of Wilma's Freedman Law[edit]

WIlma only excluded the Freedmen Roll from enrollment. THe 'by blood' lists adopted whites, intermarried whites, delawares shawnee, creek and natchez indians. The 'intermarried whites' were just recently kicked out due to the 2006 special election, though the 'adopted whites' can still enroll. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Skeele (talkcontribs) 13:12, 2 April 2009 (UTC)