Tribal Government 1906-1960s: Constrained

Richard Green, Author & Former Chickasaw Nation Historian

Richard Green, author & former Chickasaw Nation Historian, explains that from statehood until the mid-century the only government the Chickasaws had in place was an appointed governor, as the legislature and judiciary were abolished. Douglas Johnston was governor from 1906 to 1939 and was succeeded by Floyd Maytubby, who held office until 1961.

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