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1 Series

Thrive: Unconquered Spirit

1 Season • 1 Episode
This series of intimate profiles depicts the many inspirational figures across generations of the Chickasaw Nation.


12 Episodes

Paula Vanbuskirk

S2 • E3
Paula Vanbuskirk wakes up every day filled with passion to improve the dental and overall health of the Chickasaw Nation's youngest patients.

Margaret Roach Wheeler

S2 • E2
Margaret Roach Wheeler honors the legacy of the strong Chickasaw women in her family by creating beautiful handwoven textiles.

Rose Shields-Jefferson

S2 • E1
With fewer than 50 native Chickasaw speakers left, Rose Shields-Jefferson has made it her mission to preserve her language and culture.

Jesse "Cab" Renick

S1 • E9
Hall-of-fame basketball player and WWII veteran Jesse "Cab" Renick lived an extraordinary life.

Triana Browne-Hearrell

S1 • E8
Miss USA, Second Runner-Up, Triana Browne-Hearrell, overcame early health setbacks and has been an advocate for bridging the cultural divide.

Chickasaw Veterans

S1 • E7
Chickasaw servicemen and women have been vital to the U.S. military. As Veterans Day approaches, we honor those who have sacrificed on our behalf.

Carlin Thompson

S1 • E6
Four-time Ada High School Track & Field state champion Carlin Thompson embodies the Unconquered and Unconquerable spirit of the Chickasaw Nation.

Terri Reams & Rebecca Owens

S1 • E5
Terri Reams and Rebecca Owens proudly serve their tribe and their country, continuing the legacy of the fierce Chickasaw female warriors before them.

Brenda Kingery

S1 • E4
A visit to Honduras changed the life of Chickasaw contemporary artist Brenda Kingery and inspired her to empower women around the world.

Leonard Sealey

S1 • E3
In the face of constant danger, Leonard Sealey bravely served his country in Vietnam, embodying the Unconquerable spirit of the Chickasaw warrior.

Rachel Scott

S1 • E2
At age 12, Rachel Scott was diagnosed with leukemia, but her journey to recovery is a testament to her unconquerable spirit and strength.

Larry Paul

S1 • E1
Vietnam veteran Larry Paul drew on his unconquered Chickasaw heritage while serving in the U.S. Marines.