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Press Release

Release Date: September 15, 2021
by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

The Chickasaw Nation Productions’ movie “Pearl” and documentary “Pearl Carter Scott: On Top of the World,” from the Chickasaw Heritage Series, will be shown in Abilene, Texas, on Abilene Television Network.

“Pearl” will be broadcast Thursday, Sept. 16, and Thursday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 a.m., and Saturday, Sept. 25, at 9 p.m.

“Pearl Carter Scott: On Top of the World” will air Friday, Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 18, at 9 p.m.; Thursday, Sept. 23, at 6:30 a.m.; Friday, Sept. 24, at 1:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m.

The movies can be viewed at AbileneTX.gov/560/Abilene-Television-Network.

“Pearl”

Set in 1920s rural Oklahoma, “Pearl” is based on the remarkable true story of Chickasaw aviatrix, Pearl Carter Scott – the youngest licensed pilot in American history. Mentored by world-renowned aviator Wiley Post, Pearl first pilots a plane at the age of 12 and becomes a commercial pilot and local celebrity before she reaches adulthood. As she finds love and becomes a wife and mother, her two greatest passions collide.

“Pearl Carter Scott: On Top of the World”

The daughter of a successful businessman in Marlow, Oklahoma, Pearl Carter Scott was a dedicated and proud citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. She aspired until her passing in 2005 to do "whatever is necessary to help my fellow Chickasaws." Scott was inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame in 1995. She was also inducted into the Oklahoma Aviation and Space Hall of Fame and the International Women's Air and Space Museum Hall of Fame.

The Chickasaw Heritage Series is a video project initiative from Chickasaw Nation Productions designed to inform, educate and entertain audiences about the resilient and persevering spirit of the Chickasaw Nation.

For more information, visit ChickasawFilms.com.

Chickasaw curriculum

The Chickasaw Heritage Series “Pearl Carter Scott: On Top of the World” documentary has been incorporated into an online curriculum produced by the Chickasaw Nation for elementary and secondary school levels. These and other lessons are available to home-school and public school educators by visiting Chickasaw.net/AtHome.

These lessons might also interest anyone looking to dig deeper into the history and culture of the Chickasaw people, with reference materials and photographs presented much like a textbook.

Every lesson of the Chickasaw Nation curriculum is aligned with Oklahoma Academic Standards as outlined by the Oklahoma State Department of Education social studies guide.

Areas of study include history, social studies, geography and government. Students who dive into these studies will develop skills including reading, writing, critical thinking, test taking and artistic creation.

Each lesson is complete with its own lesson plan, reading material, discussion questions, student activity and reference list for convenience. This material can be easily incorporated into any educational setting.