They set the bar high — as role models and difference makers in their communities. These Chickasaw women hold the culture and traditions of the Chickasaw Nation close to their hearts and we salute their personal accomplishments. Learn more about the annual Dynamic Women of the Chickasaw Nation honorees.
The matrilineal structure meant most property belonged to Chickasaw women, not men. When they moved to Indian Territory, some Choctaw men wanted to marry these women for their wealth, making the Chickasaws worry about potentially losing their identity.