Joshua Hinson's Chickasaw Ancestry

Joshua Hinson

Joshua Hinson is an artist and Director of the Department of Chickasaw Language in the Division of History and Culture for the Chickasaw Nation. Here, Joshua describes his Chickasaw upbringing on his mother’s side of the family as he was growing up in West Texas. For his family, he said, Chickasaw history was the same as family history.


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