- Associated Press - Friday, September 5, 2014

TISHOMINGO, Okla. (AP) - Principal photography for a movie about a Chickasaw storyteller is scheduled to start next week in Tishomingo.

The Chickasaw Nation is producing the film “Te Ata.” Shooting starts Monday and will feature scenes at the Chickasaw Nation Capitol, the Chickasaw Bank and the Chickasaw White House.

Filming will also take place in Sulphur, Guthrie and Oklahoma City.

Mary Frances Thompson, who was known as Te Ata, performed a one-woman show about American Indian heritage and culture to audiences across the country and abroad before her death in 1995.

Chickasaw Nation. Gov. Bill Anoatubby says in a news release that the tribe is producing the film to help tell the story of the Chickasaw people.

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