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Our Cultural Home

The world-class Chickasaw Cultural Center opened in 2010 and provides visitors with a place to learn and embrace the rich history and traditions of the Chickasaw Nation. One of the largest tribal cultural centers in the United States, the campus is located in the heart of the Chickasaw Nation, in south-central Oklahoma.

The center uses theatrical environments, interactive media stations and state-of-the-art technology to share Chickasaw culture. The campus boasts the Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center, Kochcha' Aabiniili' Amphitheater, Chikasha Inchokka' Traditional Village, Holisso: The Center for Study of Chickasaw History and Culture and many more extraordinary features.

Our Goal Statement

The purpose of the Chickasaw Cultural Center is to:

  • Capture the essence of Chickasaw culture
  • Revitalize and share Chickasaw culture and traditions through cultural demonstrations and community outreach activities
  • Preserve, protect and add to Chickasaw history through archives, collections and research
  • Provide educational opportunities to the Chickasaw people
  • Share our unique culture with the world
Our Logo
Our logo is symbolic of the stories and artifacts that weave our people’s rich history. In a trio or separately, these powerful designs speak to our hearts and heritage and can be found cleverly tucked into architecture and exhibits throughout our campus.
The Spiral

The spiral symbolizes wind, which is representative of each person’s passage from birth, through life and into the afterlife.

The Eye

The ogee, or “all-seeing eye,” symbolizes how our people view the world around us.

The Sun

Providing light and warmth; the sun stands for rebirth, the heavens and the giver of light.

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