Academic journal article The Journal of Chickasaw History and Culture

Editor's Note

Academic journal article The Journal of Chickasaw History and Culture

Editor's Note

Article excerpt

National treasures are hard to come by. For a society or nation like the Chickasaw to have not just one, but two, is remarkable indeed. The sixty-year career of Te Ata, the American Indian folklorist, is well known due in part to Richard Green's biography of her. Te Ata's cousin Ataloa also led a life dedicated to enriching and educating American society through American Indian folklore. Education became a major current of Ataloa's life. This is evidenced from her early days of gaining an education, to her efforts at Bacone College as an educator and mentor, to her efforts later in life to enhance the educational opportunities of Native American youth by being part of the American Indian Chicago Conference of 1961. The story of Ataloa is told here by Garnet Wind (Jazrea Thomas) and S. Matthew DeSpain and titled "As Tall in Her Moccasins as These Sequoias Will Grow on Mother Earth:" The Life of Ataloa, brings due recognition to another valuable cultural treasure of the Chickasaw.

The other article, Chi ka sha althliha ha pomi ittafaamitok: "Our Chickasaw People Have Always Gathered Together:" Robert Kingsbery's Annual Meeting Photographs 1964-1966, by Joshua Hinson, explores the political, cultural, and social meanings of photographs taken by Robert Kingsbery. …

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