Enduring Spirit of Chickasaw People

Lisa Billy

A spirit of enduring, a spirit of adaptiveness ... these are the phrases Lisa Billy uses to describe Chickasaw people, most notably Governor Anoatubby, Neal McCaleb and Helen Cole. "They have set an example that has been very important for me," Billy says. "I hope and I pray I can pass that example on to the next generation of Chickasaw people."


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