1997 Hall of Fame

They walk toward excellence where others stand still, leading by quiet example while teaching us that a life journey well-traveled is better than any destination of accolades. Join us in honoring the 1997 inductees to the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame.

Governor Douglas H. Johnston

The first Chickasaw governor to be appointed by the president of the United States
Johnston was the very first governor to be appointed by the president of the United States and served as the Chickasaw governor for over 30 years.

Adam Charles Walker

A master artist and craftsman who dedicated his life to preserving the Chickasaw culture
Walker committed his life to the preservation of the Chickasaw culture, and was honored for it in 1997.