Oklahoma City, OK – Governor Henry's statement:
"We have lost an inspirational leader and a great American, someone who was truly a legend in her own time."
"As a leader and a person, Chief Wilma Mankiller continually defied the odds and overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to better her tribe, her state and her nation. Oklahoma, the Cherokee Nation and the United States will dearly miss Wilma and her visionary leadership, but her words and deeds will live on forever to benefit future generations.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mankiller family and Wilma's many friends and loved ones."