Iksaachi, a feature booklet on Chickasaw artists created by the Chickasaw Historical Society, was recently announced as a 2008 winner in the Oklahoma Museum Association’s “Publication” category.


Iksaachi, a feature booklet on Chickasaw artists created by the Chickasaw Historical Society, was recently announced as a 2008 winner in the Oklahoma Museum Association’s “Publication” category.


“I’m thrilled about this award, but also that the Chickasaw Historical Society was able to share the stories of five very talented Chickasaw artists with all the readers,” said Johnna Walker, Chickasaw Historical Society chairperson.


The 37-page booklet features full color photos and biographies of five Chickasaw artists and their art. The title, Iksaachi, is a Chickasaw word meaning “to make, fix or develop.”


 “For years, the Chickasaw Historical Society has been incredibly supportive of the arts and, in particular, Chickasaw artists,” said Joshua Hinson, director of Chickasaw Studies and creative developer for Iksaachi. “The development team was proud to be involved in this project.”


Iksaachi is the first publication in an annual series to be produced by the Chickasaw Historical Society highlighting various artists from the Tribe. heon on Sept. 26 in the Bartesville Community Center. This luncheon is part of the OMA annual statewide conference.


OMA, headquartered in Oklahoma City, is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 1972 that supports the more than 300 Oklahoma museums in their efforts to educate, inform and entertain. For more information on OMA, log on to www.okmuseums.org.


To purchase a copy of Iksaachi, contact the Chickasaw Outpost at (580) 332-1458.