Through centuries of struggle, the Chickasaw remained an unconquered people. An era of hope and momentum arrived with the development of countless economic, educational, and cultural programs.

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Bill Anoatubby Elected Governor

A new era arrived for the Chickasaw people and a new leader into the Chickasaw Renaissance
Elected Governor in 1987, he established goals of economic development and self-sufficiency for the Chickasaw Nation and its people.

First Chickasaw Hall of Fame

Honoring the Chickasaw people leading the tribe and contributing to the Native American community
In 1987, the Chickasaw Nation began honoring Chickasaws, past and present, who have made significant contributions.

Historic National Chickasaw Capitol

The Chickasaw Nation reclaims its original capitol in Tishomingo, Oklahoma
Built of red granite from Governor R.M. Harris's Pennington Quarry, the Chickasaw capitol was originally completed in 1898 and reclaimed in 1992.

Chickasaw Historical Society

Promoting, preserving and protecting Chickasaw culture and family traditions
The Chickasaw Historical Society was established by tribal law on April 15, 1994 to promote, protect and preserve our culture.

Chickasaw Nation Industries

Growing into over a dozen subsidiaries in multiple lines of businesses since its inception
Since 1996, CNI has continued to grow and expand with over a dozen subsidiaries in multiple lines of businesses and over 1,700 employees nationwide.

Bedré Fine Chocolates

The Chickasaw Nation breathed new life into a local chocolatier with a decades-long history
Bedré Chocolates was purchased by the Nation in 2000 to diversify the Chickasaw commercial base.

First American Indian in Space

Astronaut John Herrington embarks on the sixteenth Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station
John Herrington became the first enrolled member of a Native American tribe to fly in space.


A community bank founded to meet the financial needs of Native Americans
Bank2 is a community bank wholly owned by the Chickasaw Nation, dedicated to meeting the needs of Native Americans.

WinStar Opens

Eventually becoming the second largest casino in the world
Originally opened as WinStar Casinos in 2004, the facility was expanded and renamed WinStar World Casino in 2009 and then in 2012 was expanded again.

Tupelo Dedicates Piominko Statue

Honoring the Chickasaw Nation's original homelands
In 2005, a six-foot tall bronze sculpture by William Beckwith was unveiled in front of the Tupelo City Hall. Kirk Perry represented the Chickasaws.


One of the largest casinos in the state of Oklahoma
Located just outside Norman, Okla., this is one of the largest casinos in the state, with over 219,000 square feet plus an adjacent 100-room hotel.

Chickasaw Press Established

The first Native American tribal press of its kind
Established in late 2005, the Chickasaw Press was created to chronicle our history and culture.

Tishominko Home Site Dedicated

Memorializing a great Chickasaw leader with a new monument
For more than 170 years legend had it that the Great Chickasaw Leader Tishominko once lived in the community of Bethany, Lee County Mississippi.

McSwain Theatre

The reinvention and rebirth of an Oklahoma jewel
This 560-seat, classic theatre, located in Ada, Oklahoma, opened in 1920 as a venue for silent films and vaudeville.

Remington Park

Reinvigorating racing and gaming in Oklahoma City
In 2009, a subsidiary of the Chickasaw Nation bought Remington Park, a racetrack and casino in Oklahoma City. By 2010 the park set attendance records.

Chickasaw Cultural Center

The opening of the largest tribal cultural center in the country
The Chickasaw Cultural Center opened in July 2010 as a place to celebrate, embrace and share the culture that binds the Chickasaw together.

Medical Center

Advancing the healthcare of the Chickasaw people
This state-of-the art medical center in Ada opened at nearly triple the size of the Nation’s previous facility and provides universal healthcare.

Lone Star Park

Bringing thoroughbred and quarter horse racing to north Texas
This thoroughbred and quarter horse racetrack in Grand Prairie, Texas, was acquired in May 2011.

Sovereign Medical Clinic

Expanded healthcare solutions for the Chickasaw people
Officials within the Chickasaw Nation broke ground on a complex that now houses the Sovereign Medical Clinic and Sovereign Pharmacy & Fine Gifts.

Artesian Hotel Casino & Spa

A timeless classic reborn with the help of the Chickasaw Nation
The original Artesian Hotel opened in 1906 using furnishings from the St. Louis World's Fair and was a luxury hotel.