LaDonna Brown of Chickasaw Nation to speak at Murray State College


The Murray State College Cultural Events Committee will host Chickasaw Nation Director of Research and Cultural Interpretation LaDonna Brown for an on-campus appearance April 12, 2018.  Brown’s presentation will include discussion of Tishomingo’s history and the Chickasaw who originally settled surrounding areas.

The presentation will be held on April 12, 2018 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in Fletcher Auditorium on Murray’s Tishomingo campus.  Admission is free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

In addition to her duties as director of research and cultural interpretation, Brown also serves the Chickasaw Nation as tribal archeologist.

Brown has been invited to speak on Chickasaw heritage at locations including East Central University, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, the University of Oklahoma, and at Natchez Trace Parkway – a unit of the National Park Service. 

“We are extremely honored to welcome LaDonna Brown to campus for an enlightening evening of entertaining and educational discussion about the Chickasaw Nation and its roots in Tishomingo and beyond,” MSC President Joy McDaniel said.

Brown also is featured in numerous presentations on Chickasaw TV and in short films that discuss exhibits at the Chickasaw Cultural Center.

For more information about this event, please contact Rebecca Jacobs-Pollez at


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