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True account of a talented Chickasaw storyteller who became an ambassador for her people and all Native Americans.
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Te Ata

Te Ata is based on the inspiring true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, a woman who traversed cultural barriers to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. Born in Indian Territory, and raised on the songs and stories of her Chickasaw culture, Te Ata’s journey to find her true calling led her through isolation, discovery, love and a stage career that culminated in performances for a United States president, European royalty, and audiences across the world. Yet of all the stories she shared, none are more inspiring than her own.

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Music Hall, 10.13.17 - 10.19.17
Rated PG
Runtime: 105 min
Language: English

Director: Nathan Frankowski
Cast: Gil Birmingham, Graham Greene, Q'orianka Kilcher
FEATURED REVIEW: Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
An informal ambassador of Native American cultural heritage to white America, Te Ata gave compelling performances around the U.S. involving narratives, singing, dancing and drumming. She left audiences spellbound, eventually entertaining presidents and European royalty.