Te Ata: An Inspiration to Us All

Lona Barrick

Lona Barrick explains how the decades that Te Ata spent inspiring people of all ages and ethnicities around the world led to her being honored as Oklahoma's "first cultural treasure." Learn more in Te Ata: Chickasaw Storyteller, American Treasure by tribal historian Richard Green.


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