2020 Chickasaw Hall of Fame Postponed

To continue to protect our Chickasaw citizens, families and staff in this time of an unprecedented health crisis, the 2020 Chickasaw Hall of Fame event scheduled for June 11 has been postponed. A ceremony for 2020 inductees will be planned at a later date. Updates will be provided as they become available.

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Geraldine Factor Greenwood
1928 - 2007

With a dynamic career filled by teaching and giving to others, Geraldine Greenwood touched the lives of many. She had a strong faith in her Baptist beliefs, and this was evident by how she treated those in her life.

Born in 1926, she was raised in Oklahoma. She graduated from Carter Seminary and pursued her master’s degree in education at East Central University. As part of her efforts to preserve the Chickasaw culture, she developed a Chickasaw language curriculum to be used at different universities. Not only was she an educator, Greenwood also an interpreter of the Chickasaw language.

She was honored by the tribe as the “Original Dynamic Woman” of the Chickasaw Nation.

Geraldine was a member of the Chickasaw Language Committee, which helped her preserve the language until her death in 2007.

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