A Concise Chickasaw Dictionary presents the orthography used by Jesse and Vinnie May (James) Humes in A Chickasaw Dictionary and the orthography provided by Pamela Munro and Catherine Willmond in Chickasaw: An Analytical Dictionary side-by-side for the first time in a simple English-to-Chickasaw reference book. Based on the original entries from A Chickasaw Dictionary, this newest tribal language dictionary also incorporates edited entries and new entries taken from audio files recorded by Mrs. Humes in the 1970s, after the first publication of A Chickasaw Dictionary.
Joshua D. Hinson
Jesse and Vinnie May Humes
Follow the lives of Montford T. Johnson’s family and friends through a span of fifty years. Witness the work, ranch parties, cattle rustling, gun fights, tornadoes, encroachment of white settlers, the run of 1889, and the rise, fall, and revival of the mighty Chickasaw Nation. Written by Neil R. Johnson and edited by C. Neil Kingsley. (Paperback)
The third volume of this series presents stories of cultural and historic preservation efforts, and profiles notable Chickasaw personalities of the twentieth century, essays on topics such as the significance of the 1729 Natchez uprising and Chief Piomingo’s famous meeting with George Washington on July 11, 1794.
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Oval glass paper-weight etched with the impressive image of the historic Chickasaw capitol in Tishomingo, OK.
Format: Blu-RayTe Ata (TAY’ AH-TAH) is based on the inspiring, true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, a woman who traversed cultural barriers to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time.
Full Length feature film Te AtaBehind the scenes footageToward the Rising Sun Music VideoOfficial Film TrailerTe Ata is a Chickasaw Nation Production. For more information visit TeAtaMovie.com.
Format: DVDTe Ata (TAY’ AH-TAH) is based on the inspiring, true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, a woman who traversed cultural barriers to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time.
Full Length feature film Te AtaBehind the scenes footageToward the Rising Sun Music VideoOfficial Film TrailerTe Ata is a Chickasaw Nation Production. For more information visit TeAtaMovie.com.
Format: Blu-rayMary Frances “Te Ata” Thompson was born and raised in the Chickasaw Nation, where her family settled following the removal of Chickasaw People from their original tribal homelands of Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky.Thompson’s birth coincided with the United States efforts to dismantle tribal governments, discouraging tribal traditions and allotting collective tribal lands to individual tribal citizens. During this time of government enforced assimilation, Thompson stood out as a voice for cultural preservation.She embraced the Chickasaw tradition of storytelling and transformed herself into the world-renowned performer, Te Ata. Throughout her travels and performances, Te Ata kept her Chickasaw heritage close to heart and shared the unique story and spirit of the Chickasaw people.By studying and performing traditional Native American stories, she overturned negative stereotypes and advocated the preservation of Indigenous American cultures.In this one-hour documentary, discover how this dynamic Chickasaw woman successfully navigated the social, geographic and cultural distances to become one of the most successful Native American performers in history.Follow Te Ata’s illustrious career, wherein she entertained and educated audiences, including President Franklin and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and their guests - the King and Queen of England.Free Educational Curriculum Available for elementary and secondary education classrooms. Click here to download today.Bearer of the Morningis a Chickasaw Nation Production and the second installment of the Chickasaw Heritage Series.
Learn to speak and write the vibrant Chickasaw language! For the beginning student, it’s like having your own language coach ready and waiting anytime and – anywhere. A companion program to The Introduction to Chickasaw. Speakers: Yvonne Alberson, Jerry Imotchey, and Carlin Thompson.
Format: DVDMary Frances “Te Ata” Thompson was born and raised in the Chickasaw Nation, where her family settled following the removal of Chickasaw People from their original tribal homelands of Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama and Kentucky.Thompson’s birth coincided with the United States efforts to dismantle tribal governments, discouraging tribal traditions and allotting collective tribal lands to individual tribal citizens. During this time of government enforced assimilation, Thompson stood out as a voice for cultural preservation.She embraced the Chickasaw tradition of storytelling and transformed herself into the world-renowned performer, Te Ata. Throughout her travels and performances, Te Ata kept her Chickasaw heritage close to heart and shared the unique story and spirit of the Chickasaw people.By studying and performing traditional Native American stories, she overturned negative stereotypes and advocated the preservation of Indigenous American cultures.In this one-hour documentary, discover how this dynamic Chickasaw woman successfully navigated the social, geographic and cultural distances to become one of the most successful Native American performers in history.Follow Te Ata’s illustrious career, wherein she entertained and educated audiences, including President Franklin and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and their guests - the King and Queen of England.Free Educational Curriculum Available for elementary and secondary education classrooms. Click here to download today.Bearer of the Morningis a Chickasaw Nation Production and the second installment of the Chickasaw Heritage Series.
Format: DVDFirst Encounter documents the actions taken by the Chickasaw during their first contact with Europeans. The documentary highlights the encounters, struggles and perseverance of the Chickasaw people throughout Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto’s attempted conquest.DVD special features include the official film trailer and behind-the-scenes extras:"The Sounds of First Encounter""Props and Costumes""The Making of a Scene""Construction of Chicasa"Free Educational Curriculum Available for elementary and secondary education classrooms. Click here to download today.First Encounter is a Chickasaw Nation Production and the first installment of the Chickasaw Heritage Series.
Display your Chickasaw pride with this full color bumper sticker! Featuring the famous Warrior Statue and the phrase, "Chickasaw Proud."
Display your Chickasaw Pride with this full color vanity plate! Featuring the famous Warrior Statue and the phrase, “Chickasaw Proud.”
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Show pride in your heritage with a colorful lapel pin of the Chickasaw Nation Seal. Makes a distinct fashion accessory.
Display your Chickasaw Pride with this durable license plate frame! Featuring the phrase, "Chickasaw Nation."
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CD-ROM contains over 7,000 words! Compiled by Rev. Jesse and Vinnie May Humes, this useful reference is sure to help you master the Chickasaw language.
Format: Blu-raySet in 1920s rural Oklahoma, Pearl is based on the remarkable true story of Chickasaw aviatrix, Pearl Carter Scott –the youngest licensed pilot in American history. Mentored by world-renowned aviator Wiley Post, Pearl first pilots a plane at the age of 12 and becomes a commercial pilot and local celebrity before she reaches adulthood. As she finds love and becomes a wife and mother, her two greatest passions collide.Special 2-Disc Set includes:Full length feature film “Pearl”Deleted ScenesJust One Dream Music VideoThe Making of PearlCast & Crew CommentaryPearl Carter Scott: On Top of the World DocumentaryFree Educational Curriculum Available for elementary and secondary education classrooms. Click here to download today.Pearl is a Chickasaw Nation Production.
Format: DVDSet in 1920s rural Oklahoma, Pearl is based on the remarkable true story of Chickasaw aviatrix, Pearl Carter Scott –the youngest licensed pilot in American history. Mentored by world-renowned aviator Wiley Post, Pearl first pilots a plane at the age of 12 and becomes a commercial pilot and local celebrity before she reaches adulthood. As she finds love and becomes a wife and mother, her two greatest passions collide.Special 2-Disc Set includes:Full length feature film “Pearl”Deleted ScenesJust One Dream Music VideoThe Making of PearlCast & Crew CommentaryPearl Carter Scott: On Top of the World DocumentaryFree Educational Curriculum Available for elementary and secondary education classrooms. Click here to download today.Pearl is a Chickasaw Nation Production.
The final volume in this series, Chikasha Stories Volume Three: Shared Wisdom, features stories that show the admiration ancient Chickasaw people had for animals and their wisdom. It explores ancient Chickasaw culture, and for the first time in the Chikasha Stories series humans speak, sharing their beliefs about Aba’ Binni’li, the creator of all things.Author:
The first published dictionary of the Chickasaw language, A Chickasaw Dictionary has served as an important reference guide over the years. Compiled at the behest of former Chickasaw governor Overton James, the dictionary took Vinnie May Humes and her husband, Reverend Jesse Humes, two and a half years to complete. Tragically, Jesse Humes died in 1966, just as the first draft was completed. Mrs. Humes finished the work herself, in honor of her husband.Authors:
Jesse and Vinnie May Humes
The second cookbook published by the Press, ilittibaaimpa’: Let’s Eat Together! A Chickasaw Cookbook brings together recipes, reminiscences, and heaping helpings of slices of life from the kitchens of five modern Chickasaw Nation families as they share their favorite dishes for those special times when they gather to enjoy good food and good times together.
Designed for beginning or intermediate language students, Let’s Speak Chickasaw, Chikashshanompa’ Kilanompoli’ is the first complete grammar study and textbook of the Chickasaw language. Consisting of twenty units that cover pronunciation, word building, sentence structure, and usage, its text is written in conversational style, helping students to master grammatical concepts. An accompanying CD provides examples of spoken Chickasaw that convey the finer points of pronunciation.Authors:
Rebecca Hatcher Travis bases the poems in this exquisite collection on memories of her Chickasaw family and the Oklahoma landscapes that surrounded her as a child. Her poems also serve as testimonies to the ancestors who have passed on to the next life. Picked Apart the Bones won the 2006 First Book Award for Poetry from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas.Author:
Rebecca Hatcher Travis
More than two hundred years ago, Chickasaws confronted the unrelenting whirlwind of intrigue, treachery, and uncertainty that surrounded the American Revolution. The Spanish, the British, and the colonies that would become the fledgling United States either courted the Chickasaws’ favor or plotted against them. The times called for leaders who could find the most certain path toward the Chickasaws’ survival and the preservation of their sovereignty. Out of those times, from the ranks of Chickasaw warriors, came Piominko, who rose to a position of leadership, recognition, and trust achieved by few others during that pivotal period in history.In 1794, Piominko met with President George Washington in Philadelphia, an event set down in history’s record by future President John Quincy Adams. Their conclave helped forge the relationship between the Chickasaw Nation and the US government that has lasted since and has been an important ingredient in the persistence and renaissance of the Chickasaws as a sovereign people and culture. Piominko: Chickasaw Leader tells the story of a Native American leader whose unwavering dedication in the face of monumental challenges proved crucial to the survival of two nations—his and the United States.Authors:
The biography of rodeo and entertainment producer Ken Lance and the beginning of his sports arena. Lance made an indelible impact on the lives of some of country music’s most successful entertainers. This in-depth look at his life and career gives the reader a birds-eye-view of how he achieved his own success. (Paperback)Authors:
Ruth Lance Wester
This epic novel chronicles the lives of three generations of a brawling pioneer family as they struggle to save themselves and the Chickasaw Nation from annihilation. (Hardcover)Authors:
Bill and Cindy Paul
The definitive biography of one of history’s most famous Chickasaws, Te Ata Thompson Fisher, is reintroduced by Chickasaw Press as a collector’s edition in hardcover, featuring additional photos, many previously unpublished, from Te Ata’s private family collection.Author:
In 1987, Te Ata (1895-1995) became the first person officially declared an “Oklahoma Treasure.” Her performances of American Indian folklore enchanted European royalty, Americans of all ages, and Native populations from Canada to Peru. Richard Green’s biography is based on extensive research of the artist’s personal papers, memorabilia, and letters and photographs exchanged between Te Ata and her husband, Clyde Fisher.Author:
Against a historical background, Arrell M. Gibson relates the story of the Chickasaws from their first recorded contacts with Europeans in the lower Mississippi Valley in 1540 to final dissolution of the Chickasaw Nation in 1906. Published by the University of Oklahoma Press. (Paperback)Author:
Arrell M. Gibson
This Native American fiction is set against a backdrop of Indian Territory in the late 1890’s. The captivating story of Tishomingo centers on the people of the Chickasaw Nation, their way of life, and assimilation before Oklahoma statehood.Author:
Mary Ruth Hughes
Designed for children ages five to twelve, the Chickasaw Journeys Activity Book uses a variety of engaging activities to introduce Chickasaw history, language, and culture. Some activities can be completed from home, while others require children to visit historical and cultural sites within the Chickasaw Nation. Children have the opportunity to earn trade beads during their on-site visits and are granted membership to the Ofi’ Tohbi Club, which includes a club patch and coin, upon completion of the book.Author:
White Dog Press
Volume Two features profiles of thirty-six tribal members, including an Olympic gold medalist, a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, a Chickasaw Nation attorney general who rode with notorious outlaw Billy the Kid, and three Chickasaw governors who played crucial roles in the twentieth-century revitalization of the tribe.Author:
Volume Four rounds out the collection by presenting a mosaic of twenty-six essays covering a diverse range of topics, including eighteenth-century Chickasaw culture, a Chickasaw’s struggle with the aftermath of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building, and the tribe’s part in the construction of the Washington Monument.Author:
Chickasaw Removal discovers and adds authoritative detail to a dark and defining moment in American and Native history. Amanda L. Paige, Fuller L. Bumpers, and Daniel F. Littlefield Jr. highlight the character of the Chickasaw people and investigate frauds that plundered their wealth during the Removal period.Authors:
Fuller L. Bumpers
Daniel F. Littlefield Jr.
Amanda L. Paige
Galvan and Barbour team up once again to bring to life five traditional Chickasaw stories drawn from the voices of Chickasaw elders and historical records.Author:
This illustrated collection of stories, drawn from Chickasaw oral tradition, is the first bilingual book series published by Chickasaw Press. Artfully told in both English and Chickasaw by premier Chickasaw storyteller and tribal elder Glenda Galvan, the collection serves as an introduction to the Chickasaw language, while preserving the storytelling tradition that is so vital to Chickasaw culture. Presented as children’s stories, the collection is brought to life with the whimsical and vibrant illustrations of award-winning Chickasaw artist Jeannie Barbour. Volume One introduces the kindred spirit Chickasaw people have always shared with animals and nature. Each tale teaches important life lessons and provides an ancient Chickasaw perspective on why things in nature occur the way they do.Author:
Jeannie BarbourAbout the AppThe Chickasaw Press is proud to preserve Chickasaw storytelling tradition with the Chikasha Stories app. Based on the award-winning book Chikasha Stories, Volume One: Shared Spirit by Chickasaw storyteller Glenda Galvan, the app features highlighted narration that allows children of all ages to read along with our traditional stories in English or Chickasaw. Interactive images let users touch characters and objects on the screen to hear the name spoken in Chickasaw. Presented as children's stories, each tale teaches important life lessons, and readers can choose to listen along with the narration, or to read each story for themselves. Narratives feature Glenda Galvan, Joshua D. Hinson, Jerry Imotichey, and Joann Ellis. Illustrations by award-winning Chickasaw artist Jeannie Barbour.
The Chickasaw Collection at the National Museum of the American Indian presents the stunning collection of Chickasaw artifacts held by the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., bringing each item to life with brilliant, full-color images and commentary by Joshua D. Hinson, director of the Chickasaw Nation’s language revitalization program. An experienced researcher in Chickasaw language, history, and material culture, Hinson uses his unique expertise to explain the history of the objects in the collection, revealing the significance of each in Chickasaw daily life, both past and present.Author:
Joshua D. Hinson
First in the graphic novel series chronicling Johnny’s escapades in finding his identity with-in his Chickasaw culture. Johnny finds himself transported back in time to 1541 in the Chickasaw village of Tombigbee where De Soto and his fellow Spaniards prove to be a problem…
The second installment in the graphic novel series. Johnny finds himself transported back in time to 1736 in the Chickasaw community of Akia. The Battle of Akia marks the beginning of the British triumph over France. The Chickasaw play a crucial role…fighting one Chickasaw to three Frenchmen. Johnny finds out what it feels like to be a victorious Chickasaw warrior!
The third installment in the graphic novel series. Johnny finds himself right in the middle of one of the most destructive time periods in Native American history. It’s 1837 and the Great Indian Removal forces the Chickasaw to suffer along the infamous Trail of Tears. Johnny realizes first-hand what it means to be "unconquered and unconquerable."
The fourth installment in the graphic novel series. Johnny visits the Indian Territory in 1906. Land allotments have forced many Chickasaw to adapt to a new style of life for which they are ill-prepared. Johnny meets Governor Johnston, the first elected governor of the Chickasaw, and finds out more about himself and his grandfather.
Recipes, reminiscences and lessons in Chickasaw life are the main ingredients for ilimpa’chi’ (We’re Gonna Eat!): A Chickasaw Cookbook, the first cookbook produced by the Chickasaw Press. Chickasaw cooks JoAnn Ellis and Vicki Penner selected recipes and illuminated them with glimpses and scenes from growing up around kitchens and outdoor cooking fires. ilimpa’chi’ also features a glossary of Chickasaw terms and phrases taken from traditions of food and family.Authors:
Astronaut John Herrington shares his passion for space travel and his Chickasaw heritage as he gives children a glimpse into his astronaut training at NASA and his mission to the International Space Station. Learn what it takes to train for space flight, see the tasks he completed in space, and join him on his spacewalk 220 miles above the earth. This unique children’s book is illustrated with photos from Herrington’s training and space travel and includes an English-to-Chickasaw vocabulary list with space-related terms.Author:
Chickasaw artist Mike Larsen and his wife, Martha Larsen, again team up to offer perspectives on the varied lives of twenty-three tribal elders whose lives encompass a broad sweep of experience. Proud to Be Chickasaw presents Mike Larsen’s expressive paintings, each accompanied by a biographical piece written by author and artist Jeannie Barbour, which together capture the spirit of the elders, the most revered members of Chickasaw and American Indian society.Authors:
Mike and Martha Larsen
Morgan profiles the lives of three nineteenth-century Chickasaw governors—Cyrus Harris, Winchester Colbert, and William L. Byrd. Revealing the three leaders not merely as historic politicians, but as human beings, Morgan portrays their personal and political lives against literary backdrops relating directly to their experiences—Cyrus Harris with his northern Mississippi neighbors, the Faulkners; Civil War governor Winchester Colbert with Native American literature about war; and William L. Byrd with his great-grandniece Jodi A. Byrd’s twenty-first-century indigenous critiques of colonialism.Author:
Phillip Carroll Morgan
Holding the distinction of the first book ever published by Chickasaw Press, Chickasaw Unconquered and Unconquerable traces Chickasaw history from our ancient homelands in the Southeast to the thriving nation we are today, exemplifying why the Chickasaw people have proven we are one of the most resilient cultures in American history. Vivid images by award-winning photographer David Fitzgerald and insightful essays by Chickasaw writers Jeannie Barbour, Amanda Cobb-Greetham and Linda Hogan highlight this incredible story.Authors:
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Customized with Chickasaw Nation logoRugged 20 oz. tumbler made from high-quality stainless steel inside and outKeeps liquids hot for 5.5 hours and cold for 24 hoursDouble wall vacuum sealedClear, drink through press-in lid with silicone sealHand washing is recommended
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Customized with Chickasaw Nation logoBlack 3-in-1 ballpoint pen has a colored cap, chrome barrel and trim, LED light and a capacitive stylus that works with touch screen devices.
Western style pewter cast belt buckle of the Chickasaw Nation seal.
Western style belt buckle of the Chickasaw Nation seal, made from a silver-like cast with gold plated accents.
Western bolo tie of the Chickasaw Nation seal, crafted in bronze.
Western bolo tie of the Chickasaw Nation seal, made from a silver-like cast with gold plated accents.
Researched and written by Phillip Carroll Morgan, with an introduction by Judy Goforth Parker, Dynamic Chickasaw Women presents the lives of women who had an impact on Chickasaw history during the periods of removal from the homelands, difficulties in Indian Territory, and the tumult of Oklahoma’s early statehood days. Some of the women are widely known and celebrated among members of the Chickasaw Nation today, while the stories of some provide surprising revelations.Authors:
Phillip Carroll Morgan
Judy Goforth Parker
The Chickasaw Lives series contains a unique collection of articles and essays which reveal the colorful spectrum of Chickasaw history and culture as seen through the eyes of the Chickasaw Nation’s tribal historian, Richard Green. Volume One traces the story of the Chickasaws through a series of challenges from prehistory to the modern era. Topics include the Chickasaw’s epic triumph against Hernando de Soto, European colonial manipulations and wars, removal to Indian Territory, the land-allotment period, and the Chickasaw Nation’s revitalization during the twentieth century.Author:
In 1995 Pearl Carter Scott was inducted into both the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame and the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame for her feats as the United States’ youngest pilot.
A native of Marlow, Oklahoma, Pearl completed her first solo flight at the age of thirteen, after learning to fly from famed aviator Wiley Post. She continued to work as a stunt pilot until eighteen, when she retired to focus on her family.
This new collector’s edition of the biography Never Give Up! The Life of Pearl Carter Scott offers readers additional photos and memorabilia from the Chickasaw aviatrix, highlighting her love of family, friends, and her Native American heritage. The comprehensive biography follows Pearl from early childhood to her piloting days, through the hard times of the Great Depression, and into her later years as a Chickasaw legislator and Hall of Fame inductee.
Paul F. Lambert
Beautiful and treacherous, the Western plains of Indian Territory were home to one of the most colorful personalities of the 19th century—Chickasaw rancher Montford T. Johnson. Orphaned at a young age, Johnson survived great hardships and tragedy to establish a vast ranching empire along the famous cattle highway of the American West, the Chisholm Trail. Inspired by a true story, this dramatic film tells of his time among settlers, cowboys, tribes, military and bandits. Armed with grit and determination, Montford had the courage that was needed to tame what seemed an infinite wilderness, while always maintaining respect for those who lived there.
Full length feature film Montford: The Chickasaw Rancher (96 minutes)Behind-the-scenes videos: Keeping the Culture, Learning the Ropes, Meet the Cast, Meet the Crew and Only in OklahomaFilm trailer
Content Advisory: feature film contains scenes with implied or mild violence.
Produced by Chickasaw Nation Productions. For more information visit ChickasawRancher.com.