Honoring the Chickasaw people leading the tribe and contributing to the Native American community

In 1987, the Chickasaw Nation began honoring Chickasaws, past and present, who have made significant contributions to Chickasaw people or the Native American community. Since that time, Chickasaw inductees have included historical figures like Levi Colbert, who helped successfully influence the Removal Settlement, Cyrus Harris, the first governor of our nation, to one of Cyrus's descendants, Charles Tate, a prominent voice in Indian law for the last forty years.