Academic journal article The Journal of Chickasaw History and Culture

Editor's Letter

Academic journal article The Journal of Chickasaw History and Culture

Editor's Letter

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Chokma

It has been one year since we introduced the Ofi' Tohbi' Literary Revieiv and two years since White Dog Press was launched. The time has gone by in a hurry and the progress has been great. The response and need for creative works of fiction that relate to Chickasaw history and culture has been overwhelming. I greatly appreciate the positive comments and variety of submissions that we continue to receive.

Fiction, much like art, is a form of personal expression and truly affects our daily lives. This expression shapes our personality and interests by the hobbies we choose, the books we read, or the television shows and movies we relate to. We are so lucky to live in the time that we are in, with an endless variety of outlets to choose from. The amount of information that one can consume is only restricted by the hours in a day. Now, we can share these works with each other easily and more often.

Our Chickasaw ancestors didn't have the ability to share history with the speed and volume that we are accustomed to today. These oral traditions are so vital to our identity with respect to the language and culture. …

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