Chickasaw Press

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Oklahoma Center for The Book
05/11/2020

Oklahoma Center for The Book

Gentry Fisher won the 2020 Oklahoma Book Award in the Design category for her work on the book, Protecting Our People: Chickasaw Law Enforcement in Indian Territory.

(In the photo, author Michelle Cooke is on the left and Gentry Fisher is on the right.)

Fisher shared...
It is an honor for “Protecting our People” to have been a finalist this year and an even greater honor for it to have won an Oklahoma Book Award among such quality publications within our great state.

As they all are, this Chickasaw Press creation was a team effort—from the extensive research and writing, beautifully done by Michelle Cooke, to the editorial staff who works tirelessly behind the scenes to make all of us look good (“thank you” isn’t enough, Suzanne and team!), and graciously into our hands as designers—we couldn’t do it without one another. Go ahead, friends; judge this book by its cover—my comrade and colleague, Corey Fetters, crafted a stunning shell for all that awaits inside.

I am grateful to have been a part of creating this history-packed memorial honoring those that have served and protected our Tribe—then and now. Thank you, Governor Anoatubby, OBAs, and thank you Chickasaw Press, for providing a supportive, family-like place to create such publications.

#OKBookAwards #OBA2020 #2020OklahomaBookAwards

Oklahoma Center for The Book
05/11/2020

Oklahoma Center for The Book

Corey Fetters won the 2020 Oklahoma Book Award in the Design category for his work on the book, Protecting Our People: Chickasaw Law Enforcement in Indian Territory.

Fetters shared...
I am delighted to accept this award for design along with my friend and colleague, Gentry Fisher. It is an honor to be chosen from among the talent exhibited throughout this category. I am very proud of Gentry’s masterful design work within this book, which compliments the rich history provided by its author, Michelle Cooke. As with all our books at Chickasaw Press, it is a great team effort and all of our team members continue to inspire me to improve with every project. Chickasaw Press takes great pride in preserving the history of the Chickasaw Nation. The care and dedication these books receive is unmatched, and I believe this is one of our best books yet. Thank you again for this award, and congratulations to all the other award winners.

(Gentry Fisher, who also won the Oklahoma Book Award for her design work on this book, will be featured in a post this afternoon. Check back later to hear from her.)

#OKBookAwards #OBA2020 #2020OklahomaBookAwards

Bill Anoatubby
05/11/2020

Bill Anoatubby

To continue our efforts to reach Chickasaw people, we are developing more ways to stay in touch. We are excited to announce that the spring 2020 issue of Chokma Chickasaw Magazine is available in digital format for the first time. The new issue can be viewed at Chickasaw.net/Chokma.

Feature stories include a look at the first all-female Chickasaw stickball team, a profile of Special Olympics competitor Micah Stringer and an exploration of the brave, young Chickasaws who served in the First World War.

We hope you enjoy this special digital spring issue of the Chokma Chickasaw Magazine.

The Spring 2020 issue of Chokma Chickasaw Magazine is now available in a special digital release! https://chickasaw.net/...
05/04/2020

The Spring 2020 issue of Chokma Chickasaw Magazine is now available in a special digital release! https://chickasaw.net/Chokma

In this issue, unravel the mystery in the age-old art of textiles, learn about the first all-female Chickasaw stickball team, explore the role brave Chickasaw men played in the First World War, celebrate the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s 10th anniversary and more!

All await you in a picturesque, newly-released digital version that will touch the Chickasaw spirit within you!

Share this beautiful online version with your friends and family as we continue to be safe at home!

We are excited to share “Protecting our People: Chickasaw Law Enforcement in Indian Territory” has won a 2020 Oklahoma B...
05/01/2020

We are excited to share “Protecting our People: Chickasaw Law Enforcement in Indian Territory” has won a 2020 Oklahoma Book Award for design.

Oklahoma is creating world-class material for readers to enjoy, and we are glad to be among such talented colleagues. Follow the link to read about all of this year’s Oklahoma Book Award winners.

To order “Protecting our People,” visit https://chickasawpress.com/Books/Protecting-Our-People-Chickasaw-Law-Enforcement-i.aspx.

2020 Oklahoma Book Award Winners Announced!!! 📚🏅🎉

This year’s competition had 32 finalists out of 134 entries in fiction, non-fiction, children/young adult, poetry, and design/illustration categories.

Because we will not be able to meet and congratulate the medalists and finalists in person this year, we hope you will be able to use this time to discover these titles, to reach out and congratulate the honorees, and to support them with the purchase of their books.

Now, head on over to libraries.ok.gov/ocb/ok-book-awards to check out the WINNERS!!! 🥳

#OKBookAwards #OBA2020 #2020OklahomaBookAwards

04/28/2020
The Chickasaw Nation

Fry Bread is a favorite dish of many Chickasaws and the base of the very popular Indian Taco. This recipe and other favorites can be found in our cookbook "Ilimpa'chi' (We’re Gonna Eat!)." It is available online at https://chickasawpress.com/Books/ilimpa-chi-We-re-Gonna-Eat!.aspx!

Fry Bread is a favorite dish of many Chickasaws and the base of the very popular Indian Taco. This recipe and other favorites can be found in the cookbook "Ilimpa'chi' (We’re Gonna Eat!)," published by Chickasaw Press and available online at ChickasawPress.com.

Look what Trey Hays, author of our children’s book “Little Loksi,” is doing while at home!  Hayes teaches general music ...
04/24/2020

Look what Trey Hays, author of our children’s book “Little Loksi,” is doing while at home!

Hayes teaches general music at Tishomingo Elementary, and his YouTube channel features fun music videos for children and a “Little Loksi” puppet show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBh8s7RSqC4

His book “Little Loksi” will warm the hearts of parents and children alike, as animals of all sorts come together to help Little Loksi in this tale of friendship.

As the story unfolds, Little Loksi (Little Turtle) is having fun with his family, when all of a sudden, his world is turned upside down! Flipped onto his back with no way to get up, Little Loksi finds he must rely on his friends and family to help him out. The book features illustrations inspired by Southeastern Indian designs and motifs and includes a glossary and pronunciation guide for the Chickasaw animal names used in the text.

While our store location is temporarily closed, we are still fulfilling online orders at ChickasawPress.com! Visit https://chickasawpress.com/Books/Little-Loksi.aspx to watch the book trailer or to order!

04/23/2020
The Chickasaw Nation

The Chickasaw Nation

Follow along as we read one of the many tales from “Chikasha Stories,” one of the first bilingual book series published by the Chickasaw Press!

This illustrated collection of stories is inspired by tribal history and culture. The collection serves as an introduction to the Chickasaw language, while preserving the storytelling tradition that is so vital to Chickasaw culture.

For more information on “Chikasha Stories,” visit ChickasawPress.com.

The Chickasaw Nation
04/15/2020

The Chickasaw Nation

New evidence, recently shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), indicates that a significant portion of individuals with COVID-19 (coronavirus) are asymptomatic" meaning they lack symptoms. Therefore, they can spread the virus to others without realizing they are infected.

Those who are "pre-symptomatic" and eventually do show symptoms, may also unknowingly transmit the virus to others before their symptoms develop. A person infected with COVID-19, can spread it by interacting in close proximity with others, through methods like speaking, coughing or sneezing - even if they are not exhibiting any symptoms.

Based on this evidence, the CDC recommends the use of cloth face coverings for all individuals in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores or pharmacies, and especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. The recommended face coverings are not surgical masks, but simple face coverings that can be made from household items. CDC is advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.

It is also critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus.

The fact sheets in the comments below include instructions on how to make, wear and sterilize a cloth face covering.

No corner of the Wild West was wilder than Indian Territory. Enforcement of the law was more than a tough job. It often ...
04/14/2020

No corner of the Wild West was wilder than Indian Territory. Enforcement of the law was more than a tough job. It often was a deadly one.

In “Protecting Our People: Chickasaw Law Enforcement in Indian Territory,” Michelle Cooke provides a detailed look at Indian Territory law enforcement in the Chickasaw Nation through carefully compiled biographies, service records, and vintage photos.

“Amos Hopiatubby Hayes was named after his father, Hopiatubby. He was born February 13, 1859, in the Chickasaw Nation and was one of six children. He was fluent in Chickasaw and spoke English as a second language. He was educated at Stonewall and owned a large farm. He was first married to Lizzie Leader, with whom he had three children. Only two lived: Amanda and Ida. His second wife was Bettie McKinnie. Known for his large stature, he was a lighthorseman and a tribal county judge, and he worked with the Dawes Commission. He was a member of the Chickasaw Legislature, serving in the Chickasaw Nation House of Representatives in 1903 and 1904. It is unknown why the family took the surname Hayes or why the spelling was later changed from Hayes to Hays.” - Page 13

Visit https://chickasawpress.com/Books/Protecting-Our-People-Chickasaw-Law-Enforcement-i.aspx to order or to watch the book trailer!

See the comments for a photo of Hayes and to read about the Hays Native American Study Center at East Central University in Ada, OK.

03/25/2020
Bill Anoatubby

Bill Anoatubby

During this unprecedented time of great uncertainty, one thing remains constant – the Chickasaw Nation’s commitment to serve Chickasaw citizens and our neighbors in the community. Throughout the Chickasaw Nation, we have taken measures of extreme caution to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and ensure our employees and communities are safe.

In light of the current situation regarding the virus, several tribal programs, services and offices have been modified to continue to serve while also observing the best possible safety protocols:

• Chickasaw Nation senior centers continue to provide regularly-scheduled meals to those on the homebound meal routes and offer daily lunches to eligible elders as a drive-thru service.
• Chickasaw Nation area offices are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday thru Friday. However, office staff is available to provide assistance over the phone from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Chickasaw Nation Youth Clubs, in Sulphur and Tishomingo, Oklahoma, are offering meals to Chickasaw youth ages 5-13 from noon to 2 p.m. as a drive-thru service.
• Chickasaw Nation WIC offices are available to take appointments over the phone for eligible mothers.
• The Chickasaw Nation Medical Center and clinics are open, with limited access, to protect vulnerable populations.
• The Chickasaw Nation Virtual Visit service has expanded to serve existing patients and the public with convenient and safe remote medical visits.
• The Chickasaw Nation Medical Center Pharmacy drive-thru is open for normal hours of operation.

Please visit Chickasaw.net/COVID19 for a complete listing of all event and class cancellations and postponements, and facility closings. The list will be updated, as needed.

We will continue to monitor, evaluate and respond accordingly. We must work together. Together, we will win this battle and emerge as a stronger, more resilient nation and Chickasaw Nation.

The health and safety of Chickasaws, our employees and the public is our main priority as the COVID-19, or coronavirus, ...
03/16/2020

The health and safety of Chickasaws, our employees and the public is our main priority as the COVID-19, or coronavirus, spreads globally and cases rise in the U.S.

To prevent the spread of this disease, the Chickasaw Press bookstore will close tomorrow, March 17 through March 29. The bookstore will resume normal business hours on March 30. The bookstore will continue to fulfill online orders at this time.

Over the next couple weeks, you can visit Chickasaw.net/COVID19 for the complete list of postponements, closings and cancellations.

As the coronavirus, or COVID-19, spreads globally and case numbers rise in the U.S., the health and safety of our patron...
03/12/2020

As the coronavirus, or COVID-19, spreads globally and case numbers rise in the U.S., the health and safety of our patrons and employees is of utmost importance. Because of this, the following Chickasaw Press events have been canceled and/or postponed until further notice:
- Chickasaw Historical Society conference on April 2 and 3
- Chickasaw Press Book Fair on April 16 and 17

We apologize for any inconveniences. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (580) 436-7282.

The Chickasaw Nation
03/10/2020

The Chickasaw Nation

#DidYouKnow: Storytelling is how Chickasaws passed down knowledge from one generation to the next. Storyteller Glenda Galvan has recorded traditional Chickasaw stories in the three-part book series, “Chikasha Stories,” published by Chickasaw Press.

ChickasawPress.com #Storytelling #WomensHistoryMonth

We are pleased to share that we have two Oklahoma Book Award finalists this year! "Chickasaw Adventures" is featured in ...
03/06/2020

We are pleased to share that we have two Oklahoma Book Award finalists this year! "Chickasaw Adventures" is featured in the children/young adult category.

The FINALISTS for the 2020 Oklahoma Book Awards in the CHILDREN / YOUNG ADULT category are:

--A Pirates Life for She: Swashbuckling Women Through the Ages by Laura Sook Duncombe
Chicago Review Press

--Cape by Kate Hannigan
Simon & Schuster

--Bear is Awake! by Hannah E. Harrison
Penguin Random House

--Chickasaw Adventures: The Complete Collection by Tom Lyle
White Dog Press

--A Little Chicken by Tammi Sauer
Sterling Publishing Company

--Nugget & Fang Go To School by Tammi Sauer
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

#2020OKBookAwards

Go to libraries.ok.gov/ocb/ok-book-awards for the complete list of finalists.

We are pleased to share that we have two Oklahoma Book Award finalists this year! "Protecting Our People" is featured in...
03/06/2020

We are pleased to share that we have two Oklahoma Book Award finalists this year! "Protecting Our People" is featured in the design/illustration/photography category.

The FINALISTS for the 2020 Oklahoma Book Awards in the DESIGN / ILLUSTRATION category are:

--To the Max: Max Weitzenhoffer’s Magical Trip from Oklahoma to New York and London—And Back
Book Design by Carl Brune
Full Circle Press

--Protecting Our People: Chickasaw Law Enforcement in Indian Territory
Cover design by Corey Fetters and book design by Gentry Fisher
Chickasaw Press

--Bear is Awake!
Illustrated by Hannah E. Harrison
Penguin Random House

--Yogi: The Life, Loves, and Language of Baseball Legend Yogi Berra
Illustrated by Terry Widener
Highlights Press

#2020OKBookAwards

Go to libraries.ok.gov/ocb/ok-book-awards for the complete list of finalists.

The Chickasaw language is a vital part of our culture, and the Chickasaw Basic Language workbooks are great tools for le...
02/27/2020

The Chickasaw language is a vital part of our culture, and the Chickasaw Basic Language workbooks are great tools for learning basic Chickasaw vocabulary and grammar structure. They each contain five chapters with vocabulary lists, practice exercises, exams, and answer keys. The workbook series embraces both ways of writing Chickasaw words: the spelling used by Jesse and Vinnie May Humes in “A Chickasaw Dictionary,” and the spelling used by Pam Munro and Catherine Willmond in “Chickasaw: An Analytical Dictionary.” Chickasaw Basic Language workbooks can be purchased in-store or online.

Chickasaw Nation Culture and Humanities has launched a new YouTube channel that features step-by-step video guides on ho...
02/22/2020

Chickasaw Nation Culture and Humanities has launched a new YouTube channel that features step-by-step video guides on how to make items of cultural significance to the Chickasaw people. Follow the link to visit the channel and watch the first video: Stickball Stick Creation (Kapochcha’ itti’ ikbi’).

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8so1M7U_klGsQDf-bZsJZw/featured

Be sure and subscribe to discover and create traditional items preserved by Chickasaws for generations!

Chickasaw Press encourages writers to participate in the 2020 Anoli' Creative Writing Contest. The entry deadline is app...
02/21/2020

Chickasaw Press encourages writers to participate in the 2020 Anoli' Creative Writing Contest. The entry deadline is approaching!

This year’s topic is "What role, if any, does technology play in the perpetuation and/or preservation of Chickasaw culture?"

Participants will be divided into three age divisions from sixth grade through adult. Contestants may submit three original written works in one or any combination of categories: poetry, short story and essay.

The entry deadline is this Sunday, February 23. Applications can be found online at Chickasaw.net/AnoliContest. For more information, contact (580) 272-5520 or [email protected].

The Chickasaw Nation
02/18/2020

The Chickasaw Nation

“Chickasaw Adventures: The Complete Collection” combines seven published Chickasaw Adventures comic books with five previously unreleased issues to create a unique, epic graphic novel that brings the history and culture of the Chickasaw people to life.

Featuring artwork by Marvel and DC comics veteran Tom Lyle, the book leads readers through essential scenes of Native American history and culture, where they will encounter words and names in the Chickasaw language, which are defined in the glossary included at the end.

SYNOPSIS: Johnny thinks he will never understand grandfather’s pride in their heritage. What is so special about being Chickasaw anyway? But then a powerful and mysterious force gives Johnny the gift of time travel, which takes him back to important moments in Chickasaw history. Follow Johnny as he journeys into the past, discovers the unconquerable spirit of his ancestors, and at last learns what it means to be Chickasaw.

Published by the Chickasaw Press in 2019, “Chickasaw Adventures: The Complete Collection” is available in paperback and hardcover. To learn more or purchase, call (580) 436-7282 or shop online at ChickasawPress.com. For assistance by email, contact [email protected].

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