The award-winning illustrations and writings of Jeannie Barbour have been featured in many art exhibitions, publications, and books, including Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable, Proud to Be Chickasaw, and Let's Speak Chickasaw. Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham is Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, and Editor-in-Chief of the Chickasaw Press.y Linda Hogan, a renowned Chickasaw poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, speaker, educator, and activist, served as a professor at the University of Colorado and is currently Writer in Residence for the Chickasaw Nation. Her 1990 novel, Mean Spirit, and poetry collection Rounding the Human Corners were considered as finalists for Pulitzer Prizes. Among the many honors garnered by Hogan's books are the Oklahoma Book Award, the Colorado Book Award, an American Book Award, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas. In addition to works offered through major publishing houses, Hogan also coauthored Chickasaw Press's inaugural publication in 2006, Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable. In 2007 the Chickasaw Nation inducted Linda Hogan into its Hall of Fame. David G. Fitzgerald, a longtime Oklahoma resident, is the photographer for numerous books, including Cherokee: Trail of Tears. A professional photographer for more than thirty years, Fitzgerald has been inducted into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame.
"The story of the Chickasaw Nation is one of survival, persistence, triumph, achievement, and beauty. It is the story of a people determined not only to survive but to prosper and live well. Built with this fundamental ideal, Chickasaw government stands on a foundation that serves its people with the ebb and flow of history's events. It is a chronicle of unsurpassed natural splendor and spiritual connectivity to the land that can never be permanently separated from the hearts of Chickasaws."--Bill Anoatubby, Governor of the Chickasaw Nation