The Blog

  • Festival of Trees -the results are in!

    Over the holidays we invited Chickasaw Nation employees to help us decorate 12 Christmas trees with the theme “spirit of work.” 

    Each tree featured ornaments reflective of their departments and the services they provide. After all the trees were decorated, we asked guests to vote for the tree they think is best.

    There were so many wonderful entries!


    But there can only be one winner!

    Drumroll please…the department with the most votes was…Public Affairs!

    Thank you to everyone who participated and voted! We look forward to continuing this tradition...

  • A Chickasaw Cultural Center Holiday


    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! If you haven’t experienced the Chickasaw Cultural Center during the holidays, you are truly missing out! 

    On Nov. 28 (with the help of Santa of course) we will officially turn on the “Celebration of Lights!” Our beautiful drive though light display is free and open every evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., during the month of December.

    My favorite event of the season, the Christmas Celebration, is bigger and better than ever! This year we are thrilled to add the Holiday Art Market -featuring a variety of works by Chickasaw artists.


  • Stickball


    One of the most popular activities at the Chickasaw Cultural Center is stickball. There are different ways to play stickball but at the Chickasaw Cultural Center we play “social games.” Social games are played men vs. women. Men use stickball sticks to catch and carry the ball, whereas women use their hands. 

    Chickasaw stickball sticks have a cup, shoulder and handle. They are made from hickory, pecan or ash wood.

    To score, players must hit a 30 ft. high pole with a small ball known as a stickball. Traditionally, stickballs are woven with leather; the more modern way to make a stickball...