Chickasaw Lives: Volume One Explorations in Tribal History written by Tribal Historian Richard Green offers readers an insight into the history and cultural experiences of the Chickasaw Nation. The book is based on a collection of previously written essays from 1994 to 2005 by Green from his series for the community newspaper. Beginning at Creation, the book describes Chickasaw origins and moves on to the contact period with the arrival of so-called explorers such as La Salle. The book then covers the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Topics covered include: the French and Chickasaw War, Removal of the Chickasaws, fraudulent citizenship claims, justice, sovereignty, land allotment, revitalization, the Chickasaw constitution, and the controversy over archaeology. The entries are highly readable and will appeal to those interested in Chickasaw cultural history and the more general reader. The book includes archival and contemporary photographs, an index, and a list of sources.