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.)
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.
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