Movie produced by Chickasaw Nation earns praise


Last updated 1/3/2018 at 3:54pm

Chickasaw Nation

A scene from Te Ata, depicting the life of Mary Francis Thompson Fisher.

ADA, Okla.-This fall, the feature film Te Ata, produced by the Chickasaw Nation, was released to theaters and subsequently to DVD in November to coincide with Native American Heritage Month.

In 2014, the Chickasaw Nation embarked upon telling the story of Mary Francis Thompson, born in 1895 in Emet, Indian Territory. She acted on Broadway, toured Europe, entertained Britain's King George and Queen Elizabeth and other European dignitaries.

She was a favorite of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

Te Ata follows the early life, education and career of Thompson,...

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