2014 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 2014 inductees to the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame.

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Charles William Blackwell

The first Ambassador of the Chickasaw Nation to the United States
Charles William Blackwell was born in El Reno, OK, in 1942, was raised in Tishomingo, near the Blue River and lived in several other small towns.

Dr. James Wilburn Hampton

Esteemed physician and medical researcher devoted to field of oncology
Dr. James Wilburn Hampton was born in 1931 in Durant, OK, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1952.

Irene L. Digby

A love for sharing her culture through songs, beading and traditional recipes
Irene L. Digby was born in 1921 in Fairview, OK, and graduated from Davis High School.

Marvin E. Mitchell

A lifelong commitment to his country and the growth of the Chickasaw Nation
Marvin E. Mitchell was born in 1946 and graduated from McLish School in Fittstown, OK, in 1964. He earned a bachelor’s degree from East Central State.

Silas C. Wolf, Jr.

A deep commitment to the education of young Native Americans
Silas C. Wolf was born in 1949 in Los Angeles, though he’s lived in Oklahoma since the age of two.