2006 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 2006 inductees to the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame.

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James E. "Jim" Amerson

A Korean War veteran who honorably represented his Chickasaw heritage
Amerson has spent his life honorably representing his Chickasaw heritage through his many accomplishments.

Charles David Carter

The first person to represent Oklahoma’s Fourth District in the U.S. House of Representatives
Carter was the first person to represent Oklahoma’s Fourth District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Mary Stone McClendon "Ataloa"

A nationally renowned concert vocalist who remained committed to native people
McClendon was a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation throughout her life as a musician and also by serving others through teaching.

Catherine Pickens Willmond

A passionate preserver of the Chickasaw language
An author and professor, Catherine Willmond is a prominent Chickasaw who teaches the language of her tribe.