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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James Cotton McCurtain
1870 - 1945

James Cotton McCurtain was born in 1870 and worked on behalf of the Chickasaw tribe. McCurtain served as the interpreter during the enrollment period under the Dawes Commission.

In 1904, he went on to serve in the Chickasaw Senate until Oklahoma officially became a state in 1907. McCurtain was then selected as a member of the Executive Committee of the Chickasaw Tribal Protective Association.

The notable Chickasaw died in 1945 and has been since recognized for his significant works on behalf of the Chickasaw people.

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