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Longtime Chickasaw legislator Dean McManus passes...

Dean McManus, a full-blood Chickasaw who devoted over 40 years of her life to enhancing the lives of Chickasaws, passed...

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Roots of Chickasaw renaissance began at Seeley Chapel

By Bill Anoatubby, Governor, Chickasaw Nation

In Chickasaw history, the late 1950s and early 1960s marked a time of renewed energy and inspiration among Chickasaw people. This was the time when our tribe was emerging to rediscover itself following decades of universal hardship.

That important time of awakening featured Chickasaws’ historic gatherings at Seeley Chapel. The unique dynamics of that time marked the dawn of a new and progressive era for the Chickasaw Nation.

Seeley Chapel is an Indian Methodist church near Connerville, Okla., in the heart of the Chickasaw Nation. The little church proved to be “ground zero” during this critically...

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