Arts & Entertainment

Chickasaw Nation produces film about rancher Montford Johnson

Orphaned at a young age, Chickasaw rancher Montford T. Johnson survived great hardships and tragedy to establish a vast...

Posted by The Chickasaw Rancher on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Chickasaw Rancher on Facebook: '#ChickasawRancher Montford T. Johnson survived hardships and tragedy to establish a vast ranching empire along the #ChisholmTrail.'

The Chickasaw Nation is producing a feature film about a rancher who was known for his generosity and entrepreneurial spirit.

The Chickasaw Rancher tells the story of Montford Johnson, who grew up an orphan in Indian Territory in the 1800s. Despite his hardships, he established a large ranching empire and used his wealth to help Indian people in need.

Principal photography on the film began this week, The Oklahoman reported. Shooting will take place at the Chickasaw Ranch and in locations around the state, according to arts writer Brandy McDonnell.

Read More on the Story:
Movie 'The Chickasaw Rancher' begins filming in Oklahoma (The Oklahoman 5/10)