Back in the Day

Sharing Oral Stories

For generations, Chickasaw families have passed down the history of their people and their own personal experiences. In this episode of Elders Speak, Chickasaw elders Luther John, Vera Tims and Lynie Richardson share memories and experiences from their lives with host Lisa Billy and their granddaughters, Samantha Chapman, Jada Murphy and Nyah Stephens. On the grounds of Kullihoma around a crackling fire, the three elders recount their childhood, their first jobs, going to school, church and more.