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.
Jeannie Barbour, Creative Development Director of the Department of Chickasaw Nation Communications & Community Development, notes the role of Chickasaw women in battle as communicators and strategists. This responsibility is represented in Chickasaw oral traditions as "Panther Woman." Panther Woman is also a pivotal presence in the annual Lowak Shoppala' production.