The Chickasaw Press and White Dog Press released three new titles
during this years Chickasaw Cultural Evening at the Chickasaw
Chickasaw Press Releases
Piominko: Chickasaw Leader by Thomas W. Cowger
and Mitch Caver - Cowger and Caver reveal the impact of the
life and achievements of one of the most important Native American
leaders of the 18th century. Piominko: Chickasaw Leader recalls
the period before, during and after the Revolutionary War from the
point of view of the Native People it deeply affected. The volume
returns to historical prominence the leader whose unwavering dedication
in the face of monumental challenges proved crucial to the survival
of the Chickasaw Nation and the United States.
Constant Fires by Rebecca Hatcher Travis
- This second collection of poems from awardwinning Chickasaw poet
Rebecca Hatcher Travis brings readers to a deeper understanding
of the Chickasaw people and Native perspective. Sixty poems are
presented in four sections, titled Blood Streaks, Stirrings,
Voices in Place, and Earth Echoes. Constant
Fires captures the stories, struggles and people of past generations,
rejoices in the continuation and determination of Indigenous Americans
and celebrates the beauty of nature and our connection to the natural
Good Night, Trilobite by Steve Vanlandingham
- Tony the trilobite and his friends, Becky the brachiopod and Bryan
the bryozoan, live in an ancient ocean that covers what will one
day be the Chickasaw Nation. When a hungry cephalopod named Seth
shows up, Tony and his friends find themselves in trilobite trouble!
This fun and educational introduction to creatures from the Paleozoic
era and the fossils they left behind includes a glossary of scientific
terms, Chickasaw language vocabulary words and a downloadable version
of the Trilobite Song, written and performed by the
White Dog Press Releases
C is for Chickasaw App - Based on the
award-winning book C is for Chickasaw, the app enhances the original
text with child friendly interactive features, games and activities.
The highlighted, read-to-me narration walks users through the book
portion of the app, where the illustrations come to life with interactive
and engaging animation and sound effects. There is also a stand-alone
ABC feature that includes audio and interactive animation for each
letter of the alphabet. Digital coloring pages, puzzles and a photo
booth round out the other in-app activities. Available for both
iOS and Android devices.
Jack and the Giant - Created
at the 2016 Ikbi Holisso Book Creation Camp, Jack and the Giant
puts a Chickasaw spin on the classic childrens story Jack
and the Beanstalk. The story is vividly illustrated with puppetry
and told in both English and Chickasaw. This will be a free publication
from White Dog Press, as were the two previous camp books.
Along with these exciting new titles, White Dog Press will release
the popular, Ilimpachi: Were Gonna Eat by JoAnn
Ellis and Vicki Penner, in softcover edition. Recipes, reminiscences
and lessons in Chickasaw life are the main ingredients of this book.
Chickasaw cooks Ellis and Penner have selected recipes and illuminated
them with glimpses and scenes from growing up around kitchens and
outdoor cooking fires.
For more information, contac the Chickasaw Press at www.ChickasawPress.com.
CONTRIBUTED BY Savannah Burwell, Public Affairs