A Shared Heritage

Tom Cole

Tom Cole describes Oklahoma as a place where people come to carve out a future for themselves, free of the restraints and challenges that they had faced elsewhere.


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Congressman Tom Cole describes some of the reasons the Chickasaw Nation has prospered.

What Being Chickasaw Is

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Tom Cole explains that, to him, being Chickasaw is rejecting limitations, taking on challenges, and maintaining a sense of pride in one's heritage.

Chickasaw Values: Embracing Diversity

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T.W. Shannon describes what he perceives to be basic Chickasaw values, and explains how these values have influenced him in his work.

Investing in Our Infrastructure

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T.W. Shannon argues that investing in our transportation infrastructure is simply good government.

I Am a Chickasaw First

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The Strong Identity of Chickasaw Nation

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The leadership of the Chickasaw Nation has been able to retain its history, traditions and language.

The Chickasaw Nation: Partners in Oklahoma's Economy

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