2002 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 2002 inductees to the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame.

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Edgar Allen Asbury, Junior

A courageous military serviceman honored for his selfless acts of courage
He was a proud Chickasaw and decorated member of the military who was awarded a Bronze Arrowhead, Battle Stars and a Purple Heart for his service.

John Herrington

The first enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly in space
Herrington has spent his life as a proud Chickasaw member serving as a U.S. Naval Aviator and an astronaut for NASA.

Stanley M. Speaks

A lifetime of work dedicated to the betterment of Native Americans
Speaks is currently the regional director for the Bureau of Indian Affairs' Northwest Regional office in Portland, Oregon.