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Press Release

Release Date: May 07, 2019

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

  • The Chickasaw Press provides a wide-range of children’s books that includes the Chickasaw language and fun educational learning tools.

  • Jason Burwell checks outs a copy of “Piominko: Chickasaw Leader” at the brick-and-mortar storefront for the Chickasaw Press at 1020 N. Mississippi in Ada.

ADA, Okla. -- The Chickasaw Press is hosting a book fair open to the public 4-8 p.m., Thursday, May 9, at the Ada Community Center, 700 N. Mississippi.

Activities will include book signings, a silent auction, giveaways, booths, make-and-take crafts, archery tag and food trucks. Children’s books and comic books will be available at no cost while supplies last.

Attending authors include Wiley Barnes, Stanley Nelson, Anthony Perry, Branden Hart, Trey Hays, Daniel Littlefield, Rebecca Travis and Michael Lovegrove.

Booths and demonstrations include the Chickasaw Youth Dance Troupe, the martial arts group, Lighthorse Police and Ada Fire Department, among others.

The radio station 105.5 The X-Factor will provide a live remote broadcast.

All Chickasaw Press books will be discounted at the community book fair and online by 25% for the Chickasaw Press Spring Sale, May 9 and 10. The code SPRING25 can be used to save at

For more information, call (580) 436-7282.

More about the Chickasaw Press

Created in response to the basic need of the Chickasaws to own their history, Chickasaw Press – the first Native American tribal press of its kind – was established as an entity of the Chickasaw Nation in 2006.

Chickasaw Press publications enable the tribe to share its rich history and culture with non-Chickasaws and educate Chickasaw citizens, thus enhancing relationships with the greater community and creating an understanding of Chickasaw self-governance and sovereignty.

More about the White Dog Press

The addition of White Dog Press as a secondary imprint under the Chickasaw Press allows the Chickasaw Press to build upon its vision of “preserving, perpetuating and providing an awareness of Chickasaw history and culture” by embracing popular genres and creative projects that do not fit under the umbrella of research and scholarship – the primary focus of projects currently published under the Chickasaw Press label.

White Dog Press affords the Chickasaw Press the opportunity to further share the history, culture and experiences of the Chickasaw people, as well as other Native American communities, through literary categories such as historical fiction, children’s books, young adult literature, how-to books, travel writing, creative or narrative nonfiction, poetry and memoirs.