Warrior Spirit

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Unconquered and unconquerable, the spirit of the Chickasaw warrior lives on in unwavering determination, a fierce competitiveness, and focused attention on the path to success in the modern world. See where it started in the history of Chickasaw warriors.

A Warrior's Support System

Matthew Neumeyer

Matthew Neumeyer has always identified as Native American, but it wasn't until his military career took him far away from his homelands that he realized what his tribal identity truly meant.

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The Chickasaw Warrior Identity

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The Chickasaw men earned their warrior identity through a series of rites of passage in their youth.

The Warrior Mentality: Strong, Determined

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Lona Barrick describes the warrior mentality that was traditionally associated with the Chickasaw people.

The Chickasaw Warrior Tradition

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Jeannie Barbour describes how necessary the Chickasaw "warrior tradition" was in defending villages and boundaries against attacks & intrusion.

The Lords of the Mississippi: What the Warrior Spirit Means to the Chickasaws

T.W. Shannon, Chickasaw Citizen and Former Member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives
The Chickasaw warrior was revered by European colonists, colonial governors, presidents and kings.

Chickasaw Women: Rallying the Warriors

LaDonna Brown
Chickasaw women who wanted to be warriors became warriors.