Panther Women, Battle Strategist

Jeannie Barbour, Creative Development Director, Communications & Community Development, Chickasaw Nation

Jeannie Barbour, Creative Development Director of the Department of Chickasaw Nation Communications & Community Development, notes the role of Chickasaw women in battle as communicators and strategists. This responsibility is represented in Chickasaw oral traditions as “Panther Woman.” Panther Woman is also a pivotal presence in the annual Lowak Shoppala’ production.

Jeannie Barbour notes the role of Chickasaw women in battle as communicators and strategists.