Our Warrior Identity Is Timeless

Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham, Director of Native American Studies, University of Oklahoma

Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham, Director of Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, says that the Chickasaw warrior tradition dates back to the tribe's first contact with De Soto.


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