Synopses & Reviews
The story of the Chickasaw Nation is one of survival, persistence, triumph, achievement, and beauty. It is the story of a people determined to not only survive -- but to prosper and live well. Built with this fundamental ideal, Chickasaw government stands on a foundation that serves its people with the ebb and flow of history's events. It is a chronicle of unsurpassed natural splendor and spiritual connectivity to the land that can never be permanently separated from the hearts of Chickasaws. It is a collective mind-set and determination rooted in community and loyalty to family. Like the Hummingbird Warrior, it is ever vigilant, industrious, energetic and adaptable." -- Bill Anoatubby, Governor of the Chickasaw Nation. From their homelands (what is now Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, and Tennessee), to the removal of the Chickasaws to Indian Territory, and to their thriving nation of today, the Chickasaw people represent one of the most resilient cultures in American history. CHICKASAW: UNCONQUERED AND UNCONQUERABLE tells their own incredible story through vivid photography and rich essays. Grounded in their deep devotion to family and community, the Chickasaw's cultural identity is at the root of each individual. Featuring the award-winning photography of David Fitzgerald and essays by Chickasaw writers Jeannie Barbour, American Book Award-winner Amanda Cobb, and Linda Hogan, the Chickasaw's unique history and identity emerge in this authoritative book. Investing in their future while thriving as a nation today continues to make them truly unconquered and unconquerable.
A vivid recounting of Chickasaw history and culture told through essays and photography
From their homelands in the Southeast, to their removal to Indian Territory, to their status as a thriving nation today, the Chickasaw people represent one of the most resilient cultures in American history. Through vivid photographs and insightful essays, this book tells the incredible story of the Chickasaws.
Featuring the award-winning photography of David Fitzgerald and essays by Chickasaw writers Jeannie Barbour, Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham, and Linda Hogan, this authoritative book brings alive the unique history and identity of the Chickasaws. Handsomely produced, Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable is the winner of a gold medal for design from the Independent Publishers Association.
About the Author
The award-winning illustrations and writings of Jeannie Barbour
have been featured in many art exhibitions, publications, and books, including Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable, Proud to Be Chickasaw,
and Letand#8217;s Speak Chickasaw.
Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and Editor-in-Chief of the Chickasaw Press.ÿLinda Hogan, a renowned Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, speaker, educator, and activist, served as a professor at the University of Colorado and is currently Writer in Residence for the Chickasaw Nation. Her 1990 novel, Mean Spirit, and poetry collection Rounding the Human Corners were considered as finalists for Pulitzer Prizes. Among the many honors garnered by Hogan's books are the Oklahoma Book Award, the Colorado Book Award, an American Book Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas. In addition to works offered through major publishing houses, Hogan also coauthored Chickasaw Press's inaugural publication in 2006, Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable. In 2007 the Chickasaw Nation inducted Linda Hogan into its Hall of Fame.
David G. Fitzgerald, a longtime Oklahoma resident, is the photographer for numerous books, including Cherokee: Trail of Tears. A professional photographer for more than thirty years, Fitzgerald has been inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame.