Academic journal article The Journal of Chickasaw History and Culture

Chokma!

Academic journal article The Journal of Chickasaw History and Culture

Chokma!

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For centuries the Chickasaws have participated in what we now call the oral tradition. We have passed down our history and our stories verbally, not in writing. It has only been within the last few decades that we have begun to record our past in print, both in English and in Chickasaw.

In this issue of Ishtunowa, you will read articles that demonstrate a number of different methods for recording Chickasaw history. The first piece is a story from Judy Thomas that explains how an incident from her family's past may have been the reason stomp dances were suspended at Kullihoma in the 1930s. The second is a submission from Lauren John, who wrote a paper for the Daughters of the American Revolution American ITistory essay contest. She won first place in the sixth-grade competition for the Chimney Hill Chapter of DAR, and third place in the Oklahoma Society DAR American History essay contest. It tells the story of the European's introduction into our society from a child's perspective. In the third article, Verna Todd shares information about the owl and its significance in Native American culture. …

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