Elders

These are the matriarchs, dynamic leaders, and modern-day Chickasaw warriors – serving as the guardians of Chickasaw tradition.

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Beaulah Shavney

A brave military veteran, treasured elder and proud Chickasaw citizen
Shavney was a proud Chickasaw woman and an original member of the Women’s Army Auxiliary during World War II.

Jerry Brown

A patriotic World War II veteran with deep Chickasaw roots
95-year-old Jeraldine "Jerry" Brown says it was her Chickasaw family members who taught her how to love life.

Thelma "Chincie" Ross

Military veteran devoted to furthering the progress of the Native American people
Ross dedicated much of her life to tribal involvement and furthering the progress of the Native American people.