In 1987, Te Ata (18951995) became the first person ever declared an “Oklahoma Treasure.” Throughout a sixty-year career, her performances of American Indian folklore enchanted a wide variety of audiences, from European royalty to Americans of all ages, and Indians from across the American continents from Canada to Peru.
Richard Green’s beautifully written biography of Te Ata is based on extensive research in the artist’s personal papers, memorabilia, and the letters and photographs exchanged between Te Ata and her husband, Clyde Fisher.
|Publisher:||University of Oklahoma Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Chickasaw Nation Tribal Historian Richard Green is the founding editor of The Journal of Chickasaw History and author of the award-winning biography Te Ata: Chickasaw Storyteller, American Treasure.
John W. Troutman is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.