Chickasaw Summer House
The timbers that formed the walls of the summer house were made from thin strips of pine or cypress.
Notice how the building is the shape of a rectangle? This shape provided a long peaked roof, allowing the eaves to be vented –which let the breeze easily pass through the building.
As you walk inside the summer house, you will notice several replica items that would have been used in the daily life of our Chickasaw ancestors.
On the weekends the Traditional Village comes to life as cultural demonstrators re-enact 18th-century Chickasaw life. The living village includes traditional regalia, stickball games, stomp dances, hide scraping and other activities that were common in the 1750s.
For more information about the Traditional Village, click here.
Anowa chipisala' cho!
(Until I see you again!)