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Talihina Newspaper Archive
Historically, Talihina has been home to more than eight different newspaper companies.
A few of these have functioned or began in the 1900-1910 era or before. We have received and are scanning an archive of several hundred historic newspapers for record keeping and historic preservation. Our records span from 1905 to about 1996.
We do not own any of the content, copyrights, or images in these papers.
The archives are being posted for purely historic purposes to show the long and rich history of Talihina and as a way to permanently preserve the historic materials.
It should be noted that as we dive backwards into the waves of time, the archive will represent many hard subjects in the way that they were viewed at that time.
There may be triggering content for some but the archives will remain untouched for historical integrity. It is real history and it is our history.
Find our collection below!
To view our archives, simply click the name of the paper you would like to view and our site will take you to a page of archives pertaining to that newsletter!
The Bishinik is a monthly publication, published in The State of Oklahoma, sent free to registered Choctaw Nation tribal members upon request. It was started in 1978 and continued to 1981. After a long period of absence it was started again in 1997. It is published by the Choctaw Nation in Durant, Oklahoma. The Library of Congress shows a record of its publication from 1978 to 1981 and from 1983 to the present.
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma hosts their own collection at:
Also the name of a Choctaw newsletter in Oklahoma City, this archive actually comes from Durant! Predating the Bishinik was the Hello Choctaw paper that was printed in Durant, OK in 1977. After realizing that there was already a publication of the same name, the Hello Choctaw was renamed to Bishinik in 1978.
The oldest copies of our archives hail from the Talihina American, a news print that is almost as old as our town itself. We have archives as far back as 1905. Talihina American is now printed by Tri-County Publications based in Wilburton OK.
Another online archive can be found at:Talihina-Day-School-Students-Page-3-1.jpg