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Chickasaw Women: Rallying the Warriors

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Chickasaw women who wanted to be warriors became warriors.

A Warrior's Support System

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It wasn't until Matthew Neumeyer's military career took him far away from his homelands that he realized what his tribal identity truly meant.

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

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The Chickasaw warrior was revered by European colonists, colonial governors, presidents and kings.

Piominko Earned His Stature

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Tribal historian Richard Green explains that only a warrior's exploits can earn him status as a warrior or war leader – versus any entitlement.

Panther Women, Battle Strategist

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Jeannie Barbour notes the role of Chickasaw women in battle as communicators and strategists.

Tishominko: Warrior & Standard Bearer

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Amanda Cobb-Greetham explains how Tishominko has come to represent the best of what it means to be Chickasaw.

Cultural Center Symbol: Warrior Sculpture

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Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham discusses the significance of the Chickasaw warrior sculpture at the Cultural Center.

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.

Our Warrior Identity Is Timeless

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Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham says that the Chickasaw warrior tradition dates back to the tribe's first contact with De Soto.

The Warrior Identity in Lowak Shoppala'

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Lona Barrick discusses the Chickasaw warrior identity in the production of Lowak Shoppala'.

The Warrior Mentality: Strong, Determined

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

Tishominko: Last Great Warrior Leader

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Tishominko was the most famous Chickasaw leader and warrior from the early 19th century.

How Mountain Leader Piominko Got His Name

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The famed Mountain Leader Piominko’s name comes from the Chickasaw words “hopayi',” meaning prophet and “minko',” meaning leader.

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.