CHEROKEE ALMANAC

J.B. Milam

During an era in which the United States government worked to weaken the sovereignty of tribal nations, J.B. Milam was appointed Principal Chief of the Cherokees by two different U.S. presidents in the 1940s. Although he was not in an elected position, Milam used his time in office to serve his people and lay the foundation for the modern Cherokee Nation.

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