Winter Fire | Episode 3: Douglas Johnston

A Chickasaw Storytellers' Series

As the very first governor of the Chickasaw Nation appointed by the president of the U.S. in 1906, Governor Douglas Johnston served the Chickasaw people tirelessly for nearly 40 years. In this director's cut of Winter Fire, as seen on local PBS affiliate OETA, journey through the life of this cherished Chickasaw leader, with insight from tribal officials, historians and elders who recount the formative events that charted his legendary path to becoming a guiding light for the Chickasaw people during dark times. Hear how Governor Johnston was instrumental in preserving the cultural identity of the Chickasaw people, while protecting the Nation's sovereignty, and how his impact can still be felt today.