Vol. LII No. 11
November 2017

New royalty crowned at annual Chickasaw Nation Princess Pageant

ADA, Okla. – Governor Bill Anoatubby crowned three young ladies Chickasaw Royalty during the 2017-2018 Chickasaw Nation Princess Pageant, Oct. 2 at the Ada High School Cougar Activity Center Monday.

“It is wonderful to see the joy on the faces of these young ladies as they carry on this proud tradition,” Gov. Anoatubby said. “We believe these extraordinary young ladies will be excellent goodwill ambassadors of the Chickasaw Nation, because it is obvious they take great pride in our Chickasaw culture.”

Tiffany Postoak, 25, daughter of Eddie Postoak and Tommie Postoak, and East Central University graduate, was crowned Chickasaw Princess.

Cydnee Miller, 13, daughter of Rick and Sherri Miller, an Ada Junior High student, was crowned Chickasaw Junior Princess.

Seven-year-old Olivia Worcester, daughter of Michael and Reichelle Worcester, is in the second grade at Homer Elementary and claimed the Little Miss Chickasaw title.

Each new princess resides in Ada, Okla., and was congratulated by Gov. Anoatubby and Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel.

“It means a lot to me,” said Miss Postoak, the newly crowned Chickasaw Princess. “It’s a special honor to be able to represent the Chickasaw Nation.”

Pageant participants were judged on one-on-one interviews, traditional Chickasaw dress, poise, responses to random questions and talent.

During their one-year reign, these dynamic young ladies will take courses on language, culture and the history of the Chickasaw people. In addition to serving as young ambassadors of the Chickasaw Nation, the 2017-2018 princesses will see many places, serve as role models and represent the Chickasaw people.

The new princesses receive a crown, sash, trophy and gifts to prepare them for the upcoming year.

The reign of a Chickasaw Princess has been a Chickasaw Nation tradition since the 1960s. Chickasaw Princesses have historically played an important role in representing the tribe.