Elders Speak Premiere

Sharing Oral Histories

We honor our elders for their knowledge, wisdom, history and experience. In an intimate fireside setting, hear their priceless stories. Pauline Brown shares her experience growing up in Oklahoma during the Great Depression, Larry Hawkins tells of the school-aged prejudice he endured as a half-white, half-Chickasaw student and Luther John explains why he's a firm believer in preserving the Chickasaw language. Four other revered elders share personal anecdotes of triumphs, hardships and their treasured Chickasaw heritage.