In Chikasha Stories, Volume One: Shared Spirit, premier Chickasaw storyteller and tribal elder Glenda Galvan tells traditional stories drawn from the tribe’s oral traditions. Illustrating the tales are original artworks by award-winning Chickasaw artist Jeannie Barbour. This long-awaited and much-needed volume, a groundbreaking work for the Chickasaw Press, is the first of an important series of books intended to revive and maintain the storytelling tradition so vital to the roots of Chickasaw and Native culture.
Born into the Fox Clan of the Chickasaws, Glenda Galvan is her clan’s storyteller. She has served on numerous museum boards and often travels to share her culture and tell traditional southeastern stories. As a Chickasaw historian, artist, and author, Jeannie Barbour also serves as an advocate for Native American issues, specifically the protection of Southeastern tribal history, culture, art, sacred sites, and artifacts.
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