Chickasaw Princess Pageant


 
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Chickasaw Princesses have a history going back generations within the Chickasaw Nation. The first was 1963’s Ranell (James) Harry of Tulsa, Oklahoma. During her reign, she had many responsibilities and duties, including representing the Chickasaw Nation during U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson’s inaugural parade.

Harry is the daughter of former Chickasaw Nation Governor Overton James and Evelyn James. Her tenure as Chickasaw Princess occurred before the Chickasaw Princess Pageant began, when it was decided that Chickasaw Princesses would reign for one-year intervals.

The Chickasaw Princess Pageant takes place every year during the Chickasaw Annual Meeting and Festival to select tribal ambassadors of friendship and goodwill.

The Little Miss Chickasaw title was added to the Chickasaw Princess Program in 1989, and the program added the Chickasaw Jr. Princess title in 1994.

The Chickasaw Princess, Chickasaw Jr. Princess and Little Miss Chickasaw candidates selected as these ambassadors travel to more than 40 events across multiple states to represent the Chickasaw Nation.

Former Chickasaw Princess Program titleholders include:

 

Chickasaw Princess

  • 1963-1967 – Ranell (James) Harry
  • 1968 – Shirley Ned
  • 1969 – Kay Holly
  • 1970 – Debbie Seeley
  • 1971 – Debbie Alexander
  • 1972 – Georgia Brown
  • 1973 – Debbie Downing
  • 1974-1975 – Sherri Alberson
  • 1975-1976 – Georgia Ann Henry
  • 1976-1977 – Lahoma Gayle (Shields) Clark
  • 1977-1978 – Barbara (Boston) Underwood
  • 1978-1979 – Caren (Parnacher) Turtle
  • 1979-1980 – Georgette Johnson
  • 1980-1981 – Francine Allen Parchcorn
  • 1981-1982 – Rebecca Renee’ Orphan
  • 1982-1983 – Staci Worcester
  • 1983-1984 – Stacy (Wasson) Wesberry
  • 1984-1985 – Tina (Boston) Underwood
  • 1985-1986 – Jacquelyn Watson
  • 1986-1987 – Jerri Digby
  • 1987 – Samantha (Wisdom) Gross
  • 1988 – Johnna (Ellis) Walker
  • 1988-1989 – Regina McMillan
  • 1989-1990 – Cheri (Bellefeuille) Gordon
  • 1990-1991 – Shannon (Smith) Parnacher
  • 1991-1992 – Melody Cooper
  • 1992-1993 – Deborah (Shelley) Hook
  • 1993-1994 – Monica Fulsom
  • 1994-1995 – Rachel Stick
  • 1995-1996 – Jenny Fox
  • 1996-1997 – Lisa (Nail) Impson
  • 1997-1998 – Lori Hamilton
  • 1998-1999 – Candice Wisdom
  • 1999-2000 – Kristen Keel
  • 2000-2001 – Tonya Loper
  • 2001-2002 – LaRue Baken Wright
  • 2002-2003 – Crystal Underwood
  • 2003-2004 – Kasie McDonald
  • 2004-2005 – Shelly Wall
  • 2005-2006 – Tamela Alexander
  • 2006-2007 – Monica (Seawright) Peoples
  • 2007-2008 – Jaisen Monetathchi
  • 2008-2009 – Carla Lane
  • 2009-2010 – Jessie Miller
  • 2010-2011 – Sesiley Robertson
  • 2011-2012 – Nacobi (Walker) Nucosee
  • 2012-2013 – Autumn Underwood
  • 2013-2014 – Savannah Burwell
  • 2014-2015 – Taylor Weems
  • 2015-2016 – Raechell Meeley
  • 2016-2017 – Julie Underwood
  • 2017-2018 – Tiffany Postoak
  • 2018-2019 – Mikayla Hook
  • Current – Markita McCarty

Chickasaw Jr. Princess

  • 1994-1995 – Gwendolyn Johnson
  • 1995-1996 – Rebecca Johnson
  • 1996-1997 – Tonya Loper
  • 1997-1998 – Tara Brown
  • 1998-1999 – Cheresta Tyson
  • 1999-2000 – Monica (Seawright) Peoples
  • 2000-2001 – Latisha Johnson
  • 2001-2002 – Courtney DeCoteau
  • 2002-2003 – Tamela Alexander
  • 2003-2004 – Erin Brown
  • 2004-2005 – Tesia Worcester
  • 2005-2006 – Jaisen Monetathchi
  • 2006-2007 – Nacobi (Walker) Nucosee
  • 2007-2008 – Catie (Newport) Hamilton
  • 2008-2009 – Julie Underwood
  • 2009-2010 – Alexis Walker
  • 2010-2011 – Taloa Underwood
  • 2011-2012 – Raechell Meely
  • 2012-2013 – Chelsea Wedlow
  • 2013-2014 – Faithlyn Seawright
  • 2014-2015 – Maegan Carney
  • 2015-2016 – Lauren John
  • 2016-2017 – Keilyn “Ke-Ke” Factor
  • 2017-2018 – Cydnee Miller
  • 2018-2019 – LaKala Orphan
  • Current – Brenlee Underwood

Little Miss Chickasaw

  • 1989-1990 – Summer Stick
  • 1990-1991 – Clarice Monetathchi
  • 1991-1992 – Nola (Monetathchi) Robertson
  • 1992-1993 – Tonya Loper
  • 1993-1994 – Malynda Yochum
  • 1994-1995 – Monica (Seawright) Peoples
  • 1995-1996 – Penny Anderson
  • 1996-1997 – Latasha Johnson
  • 1997-1998 – Courtney DeCoteau
  • 1998-1999 – Jaisen Monetathchi
  • 1999-2000 – Tamela Alexander
  • 2000-2001 – Tesia Worcester
  • 2001-2002 – Erin Brown
  • 2002-2003 – Julie Underwood
  • 2003-2004 – Nakita Parnacher
  • 2004-2005 – Sesiley Robertson
  • 2005-2006 – Hailey Taylor
  • 2006-2007 – Caitlynn Sparlin
  • 2007-2008 – Alexis Walker
  • 2008-2009 – Chelsea Wedlow
  • 2009-2010 – Lauren John
  • 2010-2011 – Maegan Carney
  • 2011-2012 – Ke-Ke Factor
  • 2012-2013 – Payton Robertson
  • 2013-2014 – Jacee Underwood
  • 2014-2015 – Jazlyn Key
  • 2015-2016 – Lauren Key
  • 2016-2017 – LaKala Orphan
  • 2017-2018 – Olivia Worcester
  • 2018-2019 – Jadyce Burns
  • Current – Kensey Carter