Tishominko: Last Great Warrior Leader

Brad Lieb

Tishominko was the most famous Chickasaw leader and warrior from the early 19th century. “Tishominko,” like “Piominko,” is a title name rather than a name given at birth. "Tishominko" means “Speaker for the Minko,” indicating this person was a gifted orator.

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Before removal, the great and highly respected Chickasaw warrior Tishominko was actually jailed before removal.

Tishominko: Warrior & Standard Bearer

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Amanda Cobb-Greetham explains how Tishominko has come to represent the best of what it means to be Chickasaw.

Tishominko's Death: Ending the Confusion

Dr. Daniel Littlefield, Author, Chickasaw Historian
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Lisa Talks about Tishomingo

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Lisa considers Tishomingo and the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, an attraction with global tourism appeal.

September 1, 2011 - Chickasaw Hall of Fame

Chickasaw Nation News
Three new inductees to the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame are recognized for their contributions to the tribe at this year's ceremony.

Tishominko: Hall of Fame

2011 Inductee
Chickasaw leader Tishominko was born about 1735 in Mississippi and has come to be remembered as one of the last great minkos of the Chickasaws.