Read about Chickasaw Nation history in Ada, Oklahoma! In 2006, the Chickasaw Press was established as an entity of the Chickasaw Nation in response to the basic need of the Chickasaws to own their history. Conveniently located in Ada, the Chickasaw Press is a place where shoppers can browse the works of Native authors and illustrators in South-central Oklahoma. The vast library is continually growing with a broad spectrum of literature for all types of readers. Books published by the Chickasaw Press have earned recognition and numerous awards since its establishment.
The goal of the Chickasaw Press is to preserve, perpetuate, and provide an awareness of Chickasaw history and culture. The goal is achieved by generating and publishing research and scholarship about Chickasaw history and culture, making such scholarship accessible to Chickasaw people, exercising “cultural and intellectual sovereignty” by adhering to ethical and culturally appropriate research and publication practices, and by providing an outlet for Chickasaw authors and scholars.