A Living Legacy
Last updated 1/16/2016 at 11:55am
DAVIS, OK-Irene Pettigrew Digby is a living legacy. She celebrated 94 years on earth in 2015 and it is apparent she has sown her Chickasaw heritage, tradition and culture to her family and community-to cultivate her Native culture so it will live on through the younger generations.
From teaching time-honored traditional recipes, to daily practice of the Chickasaw language; the petite, soft-spoken family matriarch strives to keep Chickasaw culture and heritage flourishing by sharing her knowledge with all generations.
Sharing her native language wasn't foremost on her mind as the l...