Post-Removal: Restoring Our Strength

Lona Barrick

Lona Barrick, Executive Officer of Cultural Tourism for the Chickasaw Nation Department of Culture and Humanities, explains that during the post-removal era, Chickasaws began gathering in groups and eventually in churches, which was the beginning of the Nation's political renaissance. Leaders were identified, and talks continued between federal, local and other tribal officials.


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