Happy New Year!
Our offices are closed today. We will resume normal store hours Thursday, January 2.
Check out our current titles at Chickasawpress.com.
A tribally owned press dedicated to preserving and promoting Chickasaw history and culture.
Happy New Year!
Our offices are closed today. We will resume normal store hours Thursday, January 2.
Check out our current titles at Chickasawpress.com.
Start your New Year’s reading list off with our newest titles! We’ve got something for every booklover, from Lighthorse history to learning Chickasaw language with Koni!
We will be closing Tuesday, New Year’s Eve, at 3 p.m. and will remain closed on New Year’s Day. We will resume normal store hours Thursday, January 2. Happy New Year!
Merry Christmas from your Chickasaw Press family! Our office will be closing at noon on Christmas Eve. We will resume regular store hours on Friday, December 27.
During the most wonderful time of year, we reflect on the history of the Chickasaw Nation with grateful hearts. Give a gift rich in culture this year with titles from Chickasaw Press and White Dog Press. We’re a one-stop shop with candles, shirts, Pendleton gifts, Bedré products and more. Stop by and finish your holiday shopping!
Our office will be closing at noon on Christmas Eve. We will resume regular store hours on Friday, December 27.
Our Chula the Fox e-Book is going on sale! The e-Book is going to be just 99 cents on December 6 only. The price of the e-Book will increase by $1 every day until it’s back to full price. For a great holiday gift, download your copy on December 6!
I’m dreaming of a book Christmas, just like the ones I used to know. Where the pages are turning and children are learning, with books for everyone you know! Chickasaw Press annual Christmas Sale is today and Friday, December 5-6. Stop by to shop all of our great deals, or go online using the code Jolly25 to receive a 25% discount on your purchase. Give the gift that last a lifetime!
Chickasaw Press is gearing up for this year’s annual Christmas Sale! This year’s sale will be on Thursday and Friday, December 5-6. Visit our store to shop all of our great deals! Can’t make it in? Shop online using the code Jolly25 to receive a 25% discount on your purchase. Find that perfect gift at Chickasaw Press!
Happy holidays! Take advantage of our Cyber Monday sale this year. Shop Chickasawpress.com on Monday, December 2, and receive 25% off your entire purchase by entering the code: ONLINE25. And don’t forget to mark December 5 - 6 in your calendars, for the annual Chickasaw Press Christmas Sale!
Happy Thanksgiving from our family at the Chickasaw Press! Our offices will be closed starting today at noon and will remain closed through Friday. We will resume regular business hours on Monday, December 2.
In November 2002, Commander John Herrington became the first enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly in space. The space shuttle Endeavor took off from Kennedy Space Center to link up with the International Space Station. He spent 13 days in space and preformed 3 spacewalks. He wrote a children’s book called Mission to Space about his experience training to be an astronaut and his time in space.
Thanksgiving plans are underway and the smell of bread baking in the oven is in the air—or at least it will be when you try “Vicki’s Never Fail Icebox Rolls,” one of the great family recipes featured in “ilittibaaimpa': Let’s Eat Together” by Vicki Penner and Joann Ellis. Give this delicious paska (bread) recipe a try this Thanksgiving. You won’t be disappointed!
Today we remember the brave men and women who have served our country through the most perilous of times. Veterans Day, formerly called Armistice Day, was originally observed in remembrance of the armistice signed between the Allied forces and Germany at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918, bringing World War I to a close. In 1954 the name of the holiday was changed to Veterans day to commemorate and honor veterans of all U.S. wars. Chickasaw Press offices are closed today in observance of Veterans Day. We will resume regular business hours tomorrow, Tuesday, November 12.
Exploring the Depths of History: A Selection of Nineteenth-Century Water Wells in Indian Territory by Towana Spivey. Spivey examines six historic well sites in Oklahoma that had an impact on the history of the Chickasaw Nation, the region, and even the country. https://chickasawpress.com/Books/Exploring-the-Depths-of-History-A-Selection-of-Ni.aspx
Chickasaw Adventures: The Complete Collection is a graphic novel that follows Johnny, a Chickasaw boy, as he journeys into the past, where he discovers the unconquerable spirit of his ancestors and finally learns what it means to be Chickasaw.
Today we remember a man who’s great leadership guided the Chickasaw Nation through hard times after the American Revolution. Piominko rose to prominence through military and diplomatic accomplishments rather than the traditional means of hereditary leadership. In the book Piominko: Chickasaw Leader Dr. Cowger and Mitch Caver talk about the difference between his leadership and that of a contemporary of Piominko, Wolf’s Friend, in this excerpt from page 55. In honor of Piominko Day (Indigenous Peoples Day), the Chickasaw Press is closed tomorrow, Monday, October 14. We will resume regular business hours Tuesday, October 15, at 8 a.m.
Here is an excerpt from Piominko: Chickasaw Leader: page 55
“Piominko achieved his status not by heredity or birthright, but the strength of his leadership skills. He rose through the ranks not as a peace or civil minko, but an accomplished military and diplomatic leader. In many ways, the two couldn’t have been more opposite. Not only had Piominko spent many of his early years growing up in a Cherokee village before returning to lead his people, his rise to leadership challenged the traditional route that many traveled previously to lead the Chickasaw. Piominko represented a new type of Chickasaw leader, where merit trumped birth and power politics. Remaining respectful of the hereditary minko, he often won them to his side with logic and powers of persuasion.”
Protecting Our People: Chickasaw Law Enforcement in Indian Territory by Michelle Cooke. Read about the brave men who stood between the law-abiding and the lawless in Indian Territory and learn how their legacy lives on in the Chickasaw Lighthorse Police Department of today.
Chokma! Today our Chickasaw Press merchandise will be available for purchase at our tent, located on the south side of the capitol grounds on W. 9th Street in Tishomingo from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The authors of our newest titles will be signing today, so come out and say hello!
Good morning! Today our mobile book store is set up in Tishomingo inside our Chickasaw Press tent, located on the south side of the capitol grounds on W. 9th Street. We will be here from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., so be sure to stop by and check out our latest titles and have the authors sign your books while you’re visiting us!
Chokma! We are excited that tonight we will be releasing our new titles for 2019 during the Art and Culture Awards at the Chickasaw Cultural Center. We will be located in the lobby of Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center starting at 4 p.m. The authors of our newest titles will be available after the awards for book signing at 7:30 p.m. Be sure to come by and see us!
The Chickasaw Nation Annual Meeting and Festival is approaching, and we are gearing up to release our latest titles on Thursday, October 3, during the Art and Culture Awards at the Chickasaw Cultural Center. Here is where we will be selling books and hosting book signings throughout festival week:
• Oct. 3 – The Art and Culture Awards at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, 4 - 8 p.m. in the lobby of the Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center.
• Oct. 4 – Our tent will be set up on W. 9th Street in Tishomingo, on the south side of the Chickasaw capitol, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
• Oct. 5 – We will again be in our tent on W. 9th Street in Tishomingo from 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
We need your questions! In each issue of Chokma Magazine, our “Ask a Chickasaw” feature answers a question about a Chickasaw topic from people just like you. How do you play chunkey? Why was stickball called the “Little Brother of War”? How often does the Chickasaw Nation hold tribal elections? Whatever your question is, email it to us at [email protected] and put “Ask a Chickasaw” in the subject line. If we answer your question in the magazine you will receive a Chickasaw Press T-Shirt.
In honor of Labor Day, the Chickasaw Press is closed tomorrow, Monday, September 2. We will resume regular business hours Tuesday, September 3, at 8 a.m. Enjoy the long weekend!
New releases are available for pre-order!
Join Koni as he teaches children opposites in the Chickasaw language in our new board book by Sherrie Begay, Kari A. B. Chew, Steffani Cochran, and illustrated by Donna Courtney Welch.
Our other 2019 book releases include: Exploring the Depths of History: A Selection of Nineteenth-Century Water Wells in Indian Territory by Towana Spivey, Protecting Our People: Chickasaw Law Enforcement in Indian Territory by Michelle Cooke, Chickasaw Removal by Fuller L. Bumpers, Daniel F. Littlefield Jr., and Amanda L. Paige, Chikasha Holisso Holba: Chickasaw Picture & Coloring Book by Vinnie May Humes, and Chickasaw Adventures: The Complete Collection. Check out the comments for more information on each title.
All titles are available for pre-order beginning today, August 27. Our official release date is Thursday, October 3, with pre-orders shipped out Friday, October 4. Pre-orders can be placed through our website, chickasawpress.com, or by phone at (580) 436-7282. https://chickasawpress.com/Books/Koni-(Pre-Order).aspx
Happy National Dog Day from White Dog Press! The white dog plays a big role in our Chickasaw migration story as a guide and protector. Here at White Dog Press he serves as a symbol of creativity and imagination as we continue to share our culture, experiences, and history.
On August 18, 1898, Douglas Johnston was elected governor of the Chickasaw Nation. He spent the next 40 years championing his people in dealings with the US government. More than a hundred years later, Governor Johnston’s leadership still reverberates through the Chickasaw Nation.
“Johnston always fought for what he believed his people were entitled to, and that was his greatest legacy.” – Dr. Michael Lovegrove, A Nation in Transition: Douglas Henry Johnston and the Chickasaws, 1898-1939. Available in-store and online at chickasawpress.com.
The Imanoli Writers Conference is coming up soon and there is still time to register if you are interested in attending! The conference will take place August 15 at the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center on the campus of East Central University in Ada. This year’s speakers are from a wide range of professional writing backgrounds and include Graham Roland, John Herrington, Phillip Carroll Morgan, and Shannon Speed. Register at Chickasaw.net/imanoli or call Arts and Humanities division at 580.272.5520.
The keynote speaker for the 2019 Imanoli Writers Conference is screenplay and television writer Graham Roland. Roland has written for popular television shows including Prison Break, Fringe, Lost, and the recent Amazon Original series Jack Ryan. In addition to his work in television, Graham was also the screenwriter and executive producer of the action film Mile 22, starring Mark Wahlberg. For more information on the Imanoli Writers Conference, visit Chickasaw.net/imanoli or contact the Chickasaw Nation Arts and Humanities division at 580.272.5520.
Looking to enhance your writing skills? Join like-minded peers at the annual Imanoli Writers Conference, August 15, at the Chickasaw Business and Conference Center on the campus of East Central University in Ada. The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and professionals from diverse fields of writing will share their knowledge, tips and tricks about the writing process. Speakers this year include Graham Roland (keynote speaker), John Herrington, Phillip Carroll Morgan, and Shannon Speed. Register at Chickasaw.net/imanoli or contact the Chickasaw Nation Arts and Humanities division at 580.272.5520 for more information.
Happy birthday, America! The offices of the Chickasaw Press are closed today to allow our staff to celebrate Independence Day with their families. We will resume normal business hours tomorrow, Friday, July 5, at 8 a.m. Have a safe and fun Fourth of July!
The 2019 American Library Association Conference and Exhibition in Washington D.C. has now drawn to a close. With over 15,000 in attendance, it was great to see so much interest in Chickasaw history and culture. We made many new friends and want to offer a special thank you to all the librarians that stopped at our booth.
Chokma! We are currently in Washington D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to take part in the American Library Association Annual Conference and Exhibition as an exhibitor. It’s a pleasure to share the publications of Chickasaw Press and White Dog Press with our peers on a national level. If you’re in attendance at the conference, come see us at booth number 3933!
Congratulations to Jasmine Leonard! Her question about how Chickasaw houses were constructed in the Homeland before Removal was selected to be featured in the “Ask a Chickasaw” segment of the Spring 2019 issue of Chokma Magazine. Great question, Jasmine! Your Chickasaw Press T- shirt is on its way.
If you have a question about a Chickasaw topic, please send it to [email protected] with “Ask a Chickasaw” in the subject line. If your question is chosen to be featured in Chokma, we’ll send you a Chickasaw Press T-shirt.
In observance of Memorial Day, the Chickasaw Press offices will be closed today, Monday May 27. We will resume normal business hours tomorrow, Tuesday May 28, at 8 a.m.
Most popular fiction novels come in at the 250 to 475-page range. That’s somewhere between 70,000 and 90,000 words. White Dog Press released its first novel, Anompolichi: The Wordmaster by Phillip Morgan, in 2014. It comes in at around 80,000 words and 291 pages. It would take a reader about 4.5 to 5 hours to read through Anompolichi: The Wordmaster without stopping. Could you make it through our book in that amount of time?
The Chickasaw Nation
** Due to inclement weather and high potential for very severe weather, the offices of the Chickasaw Nation will close at noon today. Employees, please exercise caution as you travel home and stay weather aware throughout today and the overnight hours.
** Monitor KCNP Chickasaw Community Radio at 89.3 FM in the Ardmore area or 89.5 FM in the Ada area for weather updates. For closing information of tribal facilities, call (800) 316-4226. Health department employees can call (580) 272-2740.
Glenda Galvan has told the stories contained in the three-volumes of the Chikasha Stories series to audiences around the country. These stories have been passed through generations and explain how the Chickasaws saw their world. Each story is told in both English and Chickasaw, and they have been beautifully illustrated by talented Chickasaw artist Jeannie Barbour.
Don’t forget, our Spring Book Fair is this Thursday at the Chickasaw Community Center in Ada from 4 to 8 p.m.! All Chickasaw Press merchandise will be 25% off. If you are unable to join us Thursday you can still take advantage of the sale on Friday by coming into our store located at 1020 N. Mississippi Ave. in Ada. Or you can shop online using the code SPRING25.
Chickasaw Press authors Wiley Barnes, Stanley Nelson, Anthony Perry, Branden Hart, Trey Hays, Daniel Littlefield, Rebecca Hatcher Travis, and Phillip Carroll Morgan will be joining us for a book signing during our annual Spring Book Fair, Thursday, May 9, at the Chickasaw Community Center in Ada. Stop by from 4 to 8 p.m., get your books signed and visit with your favorite authors.
Join us at the Chickasaw Community Center in Ada on Thursday, May 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. for our annual Chickasaw Press Spring Book Fair. We will have food, ice cream, sno-cones, fun activities for the kids, book signings, and demonstrations by the martial arts program and the youth dance troupe. All Chickasaw Press merchandise will be 25% off.
For the past 30 years, the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards have been regarded as one of the top honors in the nation for recognizing excellence in independent publishing. We are privileged to announce that Chula the Fox by Anthony Perry is a gold winner in the Young Reader: Fiction (8-12) category. Congratulations Anthony!
For more information on the book follow the link.
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