Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby will be inducted into the Oklahoma Historical Society's Historians Hall of Fame April 19, in the Frisco Conference Center at Clinton.

Anoatubby, along with Eddie Faye Gates, Tulsa, Professor William Corbet, Tahlequah, and Max Nichols, New York City, are this year's honorees. Ceremonies will be conducted during the OHS' annual Awards Luncheon.

A Tishomingo native, Anoatubby has served as Governor of the Chickasaw Nation since 1987. During his tenure in office he has been the driving force behind a concerted and successful effort to collect, preserve, and share Chickasaw history and culture. Among many projects has been the restoration of landmarks such as the Chickasaw Capitol Building at Tishomingo and the White House of the Chickasaws at Emet. He also led in the creation of The Chickasaw Press and the Chickasaw Cultural Center at Sulphur, and the creation of feature films on Chickasaw historical subjects.

"We truly appreciate the Oklahoma Historical Society's recognition. It is a real tribute to all who have worked so hard to preserve the history and heritage of the great, unconquered and unconquerable Chickasaw Nation," Anoatubby said.

The Awards Luncheon is the culminating event of the three-day annual meeting.

The theme for the meeting is "Movin' On: Mobility as a Dynamic force in Oklahoma History." Other events include a special reception, concert and 24 speakers.

The public is invited to attend the luncheon. Cost of the event is $17 per person.

To ask questions or obtain a reservation call (800) 750-4090, (405) 522-0317 or by emailing Paul Lambert at or ShellyCrynes at

Information on registration for the entire meeting may be obtained by using the same telephone numbers or email addresses.