Never Give Up! The Life of Pearl Carter Scott

Drifting Hope: Stranded in Open Water


Written by Dr. Paul Lambert, former Director of the Oklahoma Heritage Association, this 272-page hardback book was commissioned by Governor Anoatubby of the Chickasaw Nation.

When Pearl Carter Scott was a little girl, Wiley Post would land his plane in the field next to her house, when Wiley came to visit his brother who lived across the street. Soon after, Post befriended Pearl’s family, and her father became the first passenger to fly in the Winnie Mae. Pearl was the second.

Before his famous trip around the world, Wiley Post taught Pearl to fly.

By the age of thirteen, Pearl’s father bought her an airplane, converted a pasture into an airport, and Pearl became one of the first American aviatrix in history. After her family lost everything in the Great Depression, she turned her life toward the service of the Chickasaw people.

Celebrated by the likes of NASA, Pearl became a revered tribal elder who was inducted into several Halls of Fame before she passed away.

Project Details

Author: Paul F. Lambert, former Director of the Oklahoma Heritage Association
Creative Director/Designer: Scott Horton
Category: Politics, Social Sciences, Native American Studies
Publisher: Chickasaw Press
Printed: 272-pages

This book is available in both print and digital formats through Amazon, Barnes Noble and The Chickasaw Press.

Skills: Book design, illustration, press-production.

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