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A Concise Chickasaw Dictionary

About Jesse and Vinnie May Humes

Jesse Humes was a Methodist minister for 34 years, and a fluent speaker in Chickasaw and Choctaw. He represented the Chickasaw tribe in Washington, advocating the governorship as an elected position. He was inducted into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame in 1996.
Born in Coatsworth, Indian Territory, Vinnie May (James) Humes was an original enrollee of the Chickasaw tribe. She enrolled in Wapanucka School at eight with no knowledge of English and received her GED at age 70. She was inducted into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame in 1991.

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