Princess Lahoma – The Chickasaw Chic

Vintage newspaper ad for Princess Lahoma appearing at the Park Burlesque theater in Youngstown, Ohio.

Lahoma Willingham was 1/16 Chickasaw and born into a family that was very active within the tribe. Lahoma’s cousin Floyd MayTubby, who was Governor of the Chickasaw Nation in 1939.  Still mayor in 1943,  Floyd appointed Lahoma “Chickasaw Princess” at the 1943 American Indian Exposition, and in that capacity she frequently represented the Chickasaw Nation in… Continue reading Princess Lahoma – The Chickasaw Chic