ADA, OKLAHOMA — Chickasaw Press and White Dog Press will be introducing five new titles to the public Thursday, October 2, 2014, during Chickasaw Cultural Evening at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma.
Chickasaw Press will unveil Chikasha: The Chickasaw Collection at the National Museum of the American Indian by Joshua D. Hinson and The Early Chickasaw Homeland: Origins, Boundaries and Society by John P. Dyson.
White Dog Press will release its first novel, Anompolichi: The Wordmaster by Phillip Carroll Morgan and a new children’s book, C is for Chickasaw by Wiley Barnes.
White Dog Press will also formally introduce the Chickasaw Journeys Activity Book, which was released earlier this year.
All five books will be for sale during cultural evening. Authors will be on hand to sign copies.
Chickasaw Press will also be hosting a book sale and signing during the Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. The Press will be on the second floor of the Chickasaw Nation Capitol building throughout the day and authors will be available to sign books and answer questions.
The books include:
Anompolichi: The Wordmaster by Phillip Carroll Morgan
Anompolichi: The Wordmaster is the first novel to be published by White Dog Press. Set in North America in 1399, Anompolichi uses compelling characters and vibrant settings to weave a tale of adventure and intrigue as it explores what Native civilizations may have looked like nearly 100 years before contact with Europeans.
C is for Chickasaw by Wiley Barnes; Illustrated by Aaron Long
White Dog Press’ newest children’s book, C is for Chickasaw is an ABC book that incorporates elements of Chickasaw history, language and culture.
Chikasha: The Chickasaw Collection at the National Museum of the American Indian by Joshua D. Hinson
This full-color, coffee table-style book features the collection of Chickasaw artifacts held by NMAI and includes commentary which speaks to the history and cultural significance of each item in the collection.
The Early Chickasaw Homeland: Origins, Boundaries and Society by John P. Dyson
Dyson examines the life of Chickasaws in the original homeland, drawing on extensive firsthand research and his knowledge of Chickasaw language to provide insight into the homeland’s true territorial boundaries, place-names, in addition to the social structure of the Chickasaws who lived there.
Chickasaw Journeys Activity Book
Designed for children ages 5-12, the Chickasaw Journeys Activity Book uses a variety of engaging activities to introduce Chickasaw history, language and culture. Some activities can be completed from home, while others require children to visit historical and cultural sites within the Chickasaw Nation. Children have the opportunity to earn trade beads during their on-site visits. Children completing activities are granted membership to the Ofi’ Tohbi Club, which includes a club patch and coin.