Captivating views of the Chickasaw past told through the voices of Chickasaw people
When Richard Green was named Tribal Historian of the Chickasaw Nation in 1994, one of his first tasks was to interview individual Chickasaws and write about their life stories. Chickasaw Lives, Volume Two: Profiles and Oral Histories is a unique compilation of that work.
The second volume in a series of Chickasaw Lives to be published, this book contains 33 articles that focus on 36 tribal members, including extraordinary performers, artists, athletes, and warriors. These Chickasaw luminaries include an Olympic gold medalist, a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, a Chickasaw Nation attorney general who previously rode with the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid, an internationally renowned performance artist, a Harvard researcher who investigates and reports on economic conditions in Indian Country, and three successive Chickasaw governors who played crucial roles in the twentieth-century revitalization of the tribe.
Chickasaw Lives, Volume Two is the first book produced by any tribe that presents in-depth studies of its notable members.