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They Know Who They Are


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In August 2004, Chickasaw artist Mike Larsen approached Chickasaw Nation leaders with the idea to honor his tribe’s living elders. Accompanied by his wife, Martha, he began a creative process that turned into a personal journey, leading to the twenty-four remarkable paintings reproduced in this volume, accompanied by narratives based on interviews by Martha Larsen.


  1. Foreword By Governor Bill Anoatubby
  2. Author's Preface
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. Leerene Frazier- Rodeo Days
  5. Catherine Willmond- Beloved Language
  6. Pearl Carter Scott- Wiley, My Daddy, and Me
  7. Sim Greenwood- Bow Maker
  8. Pauline Walker - Well, Thank you Anyway
  9. Charlie Carter - Man of God
  10. Minnie Shields - Prairie Girl
  11. Ben and Juanita Nail - It was Love at First Sight
  12. Erie Cravatt - The Tree Frogs are Singing
  13. Emily Dickerson - Wild Onions
  14. Flora Perry - Strong Woman
  15. Geraldine Greenwood - Keeper of Language
  16. Governor Overton James- The Beginning


  • Independent Publishers Awards | Bronze
  • Oklahoma Book Award | Finalist
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