Chickasaw Princess Hoka to be depicted in Mississippi mural

The Associated Press and The Oxford Eagle - March 20, 2022 8:31 am

Image: The Oxford Eagle

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Work has begun on the most recent outdoor mural in Oxford. Artist Anna Murphy has begun the painting of Princess Hoka, a young Chickasaw woman who once owned the land that is now the City of Oxford.

The Oxford Eagle reports that Murphy worked closely with members of the Chickasaw Nation to ensure the accuracy of the design, including the facial features, jewelry, and clothing depicted. The newspaper reports that the flora and fauna in the design are native to the area, and the animals featured hold special meaning to the Chickasaw Nation.


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