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July 9, 2014

Entries from writers and authors sought for 2014 Chickasaw Nation Heritage Preservation Awards

Ada — Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2014 Chickasaw Nation Heritage Preservation Awards for authors documenting Chickasaw history and culture. 

Authors of previously unpublished doctoral dissertations, master’s theses, articles and book manuscripts dealing with some aspect of Chickasaw heritage are eligible for the awards.

The following awards are being offered:

• Best Unpublished Article Prize: Publication in Ishtunowa: The Journal of Chickasaw History and Culture, lecture at the Chickasaw Cultural Center and $2,000 research stipend.

• Best M.A. Thesis Prize: Visiting Scholar Fellowship, lecture at the CCC and $2,000 research stipend.

• Best Ph.D. Dissertation Prize: Visiting Scholar Fellowship, lecture at the CCC and $2,000 research stipend.

• Best Unpublished Manuscript Prize: The Holisso Award — Publication by the Chickasaw Press, lecture at the CCC and $2,000 research stipend.

The awards are scheduled to be presented to winners during the Chickasaw Annual Meeting Arts and Culture Awards ceremony.

To be eligible for consideration, works in each category must deal specifically with some aspect of Chickasaw history and culture. 

Moreover, the works must be documented, either through the use of footnotes, endnotes or a listing of sources.

Nominations must include two copies of the book manuscript, dissertation, thesis or unpublished article being nominated.

Entries should be submitted to:


Wiley Barnes

Chickasaw Press director

1500 Hoppe Blvd., Suite 1

Ada, OK 74820


Deadline for receipt of nominations is 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.


White Dog Press Publication Awards

The Chickasaw Press would also like to announce the addition of two new awards for authors in the genres of fiction and poetry. 

The awards are being announced in conjunction with the unveiling of the Press’ new imprint, White Dog Press, which will allow Chickasaw Press to expand its offerings to include fiction, poetry and children’s books, and other genres not currently represented under the Chickasaw Press.

Nominations are being accepted for the new Ofi' Tohbi' (White Dog Press) Awards. Authors of previously unpublished creative works dealing with some aspect of Chickasaw heritage are eligible for the awards.

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