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...
A few days ago, I had the pleasure of attending a cultural class. It was so much fun! We made stickballs and you know what? It was pretty easy!
It was really interesting to learn about the history behind the balls. Chickasaws used to wrap the ball in deer hide because they believed that the deer spirit would make the ball swift and quick. Can you imagine how much time it took them to make the balls? They would cut the strips of the hide by hand and weave it around the ball.
Tribes would use games to settle a dispute instead of going to war. It has been said that the Chickasaws never lost...
The start of a new year is an exciting time. Now that the holidays are behind us, we can get back into the swing of things.
There are many activities and I can’t wait to tell you about it!
The Tuesday night movies are exceptionally good this month. On January 8, we are showing Men in Black.
If you have kiddos, be sure to bring them out on January 15 for Madagascar. Don’t worry mom and dad, this is a film you will enjoy too! Did you know that Chris Rock, Ben Stiller and Sacha Baron Cohen are the voices behind those adorable zoo animals? Count me in!
On January 22 we will be...
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.