2008 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 2008 inductees to the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame.

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Gene Underwood

A former tribal legislator and proud Chickasaw
Underwood played a part in the ratification of the Chickasaw Nation constitution in 1983 and went on to serve as a tribal legislator.

Juanita J. Keel Tate

A lifetime devoted to the study and preservation of the heritage and history of Chickasaw tribe
Tate was a very proud Chickasaw who spent much of her time studying her ancestry and genealogy. She was also a great-grandchild of Edmund Pickens.

Ray Gene McCarter

Chickasaw public servant, Vietnam veteran and educator
McCarter was a proud Chickasaw that served in the Vietnam War and later took on various leadership roles to support education and military affairs.

Governor Winchester Colbert

Worked tirelessly as a diplomat to establish the Chickasaw tribe’s sovereignty
Colbert worked tirelessly as a diplomat to establish the Chickasaw tribe’s sovereignty and separation from the Choctaw Nation.