The Native American Times was launched in 1994 as the Oklahoma Indian Times by Jim Gray (Osage) and Elizabeth Gaines (Cherokee). It was a bi-weekly newspaper distributed throughout Oklahoma.
The paper grew to be a weekly, and in 2006, Gaines changed the name to Native American Times.
In 2008, Lisa Hicks Snell, Cherokee, purchased the Native American Times and moved its headquarters to Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Within two years, it was the largest and most widely circulated weekly in Oklahoma.
Economic downturn and other factors led to the demise of the print edition April 15, 2014.