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Chickasaw matriarchal leaders stand strong with the core tribal values passed from generation to generation. They are the keepers of the stories. They are the guardians of tradition – the foundation of the family. Explore their stories – a testament to the surviving spirit of the nation.

Jeannie Barbour

Meet Our People – The Enduring Spirit of the Chickasaw Nation

Jeannie Barbour, Creative Development Director of the Chickasaw Nation Department of Communications & Community Development, explains some of the recurring themes in her artwork, as well as the mediums and techniques she uses to create her masterpieces.