Chickasaw Historical Society

The Chickasaw Historical Society was established by tribal law on April 15, 1994. Since that time the historical society and society members have worked towards the mission statement of promoting, preserving and protecting Chickasaw culture and family traditions. The Chickasaw community is of great importance to the historical society board of directors.

The Chickasaw Historical Society works to:
  • Research and document historical information
  • Profile achievements of our citizens
  • Promote tribal arts
  • Educate in our language
  • Encourage archival and museum donations


Membership Categories:

Student: $15/year (copy of current student I.D. is required)
  • receives Ishtunowa twice a year, T-shirt upon initial signup, email updates on new journals and events, free admission to the Chickasaw Cultural Center, 10% off Chickasaw Cultural Center café and gift shop items, 10% off Chickasaw Press retail items, 10% off the Chickasaw Council House and Capitol Building Museum gift shops, 10% off the ARTisian gallery gift shop. 

Regular Member: $25/year
  • receives Ishtunowa twice a year, T-shirt upon initial signup, email updates on new journals and events, free admission to the Chickasaw Cultural Center, 10% off Chickasaw Cultural Center café and gift shop items, 10% off Chickasaw Press retail items, 10% off the Chickasaw Council House and Capitol Building Museum gift shops, 10% off the ARTisian gallery gift shop.

Patron: $55/year:
  • receives Ishtunowa twice a year, T-shirt upon initial signup, copy of Iksaachi, email updates on new journals and events, free admission to the Chickasaw Cultural Center, 10% off Chickasaw Cultural Center café and gift shop items, 10% off Chickasaw Press retail items, 10% off the Chickasaw Council House and Capitol Building Museum gift shops, 10% off the ARTisian gallery gift shop.

Corporate: $105/year
  • receives Ishtunowa twice a year, T-shirt upon initial signup, email updates on new journals and events, copy of Iksaachi, free engraved brick from our CHS memorial brick program, free admission to the Chickasaw Cultural Center, 10% off Chickasaw Cultural Center café and gift shop items, 10% off Chickasaw Press retail items, 10% off the Chickasaw Council House and Capitol Building Museum gift shops, 10% off the ARTisian gallery gift shop.

Corporate Patron: $355/year
  • receives Ishtunowa twice a year, T-shirt upon initial signup, email updates on new journals and events, copy of Iksaachi, free engraved brick, most recent set of The Journal of Chickasaw History and Culture in beautiful hardback binding with gold lettering on the spine, free admission to the Chickasaw Cultural Center, 10% off Chickasaw Cultural Center café and gift shop items, 10% off Chickasaw Press retail items, 10% off the Chickasaw Council House and Capitol Building Museum gift shops, 10% off the ARTisian gallery gift shop.

Renewing  members will receive a special gift.  This year's gift is a newsly designed CHS T-shirt.

The Chickasaw Historical Society stretches into other states and other countries providing services that benefit the Chickasaw people.

The following are endeavors created by CHS:

The Journal of Chickasaw History and Culture
The Journal of Chickasaw History and Culture is a biannual (twice yearly) journal that has featured more than 150 articles covering subjects from pre-history to modern-day events.

Other Information

Memorial Fund
 
The Chickasaw Historical Society Board of Directors has set up a Memorial Fund to honor the memory of the late Vinnie May (Sadie) Humes. Mrs. Humes and her husband, the Reverend Jess Humes, compiled a Chickasaw dictionary that was printed in 1972. For her educational contributions, Mrs. Humes was inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame in 1991.
 
Mrs. Humes said in an interview: “We sat at that kitchen table, working. We had this little old Webster's Dictionary, and I would call out the English word and Jess would hand it back in Chickasaw, pronouncing it in syllables and spelling it phonetically. Our aim wasn't to get the meaning of the words so much as it was to help people who wanted to learn how to speak the language.”
 
The Chickasaw Historical Society does accept contributions to the Vinnie May (Sadie) Humes Memorial Fund.
 
Chickasaw Historical Society Vinnie May (Sadie) Humes Memorial Fund
Chickasaw Historical Society
P.O. Box 1548
Ada, OK 74821
 
All contributors will be listed in The Journal of Chickasaw History.

Service Area

Both

This service is available both inside and outside the Chickasaw Nation's boundaries


Contact Info

Phone: (580) 436-7282
Email chs@chickasaw.net

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1548
Ada, Oklahoma 74821

Locations

Chickasaw Press

1315 Hoppe Blvd

Ada, Oklahoma 74820

(580) 436-7282

Related Documents

CHS New Membership Form - CHS New Membership Form

Last Updated: 02/9/2015