Last weekend was our annual Labor Day Celebration.
We had such an awesome turnout! I can't believe there were more than 1,400 people who came to participate!
If you missed it, there were a lot of activities in our Living Village!
Cultural demonstrations were in full swing!The summer and winter homes were a big hit with the children! They loved playing with the replicas!
It was a gorgeous day. Perfect for stomp dancing!
In the picture above, they are doing the “Snake Dance.” It is my favorite because it starts out slow and finishes really fast!
Do you see the female dancers in the photo...
The Easter Celebration was such a success! We couldn’t have asked for better weather or community participation!
Would you believe me if I told you that this was my first Easter egg hunt?
I know! I’ve been missing out!
Of course, no Easter celebration is complete without this guy:
He was definitely a crowd favorite!
See the green bags in the photo above? Those were given out to all the kids! It was so cute to watch them collect their eggs!
We also had a ton of other activities, including egg and spoon races, "Easter Bunny Says" (it’s like "Simon Says" but with the Easter Bunny) and...
The Three Sisters Spring Celebration is one of our biggest events of the year. It takes place during spring break and is always filled with fun outdoor activities.
What are the “Three Sisters” you ask?
The Chickasaw people refer to corn, beans and squash as the “Three Sisters.” An ancient method of gardening, "Three Sisters" uses an intercropping system to grow corn, beans and squash simultaneously. It provides long-term soil fertility and healthy crops of food.
My favorite aspect of the entire week was the Living Village. It was so neat getting to see how the Chickasaw people...
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chokma! My name is Brittney. Born and raised in Northeastern Oklahoma, I am proud to be Chickasaw and excited about the opportunity to celebrate, experience and share my culture with you.