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...
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This is my favorite time of the year. The cultural center is always beautiful, but my goodness, those Christmas trees are a sight to see!
What’s the cultural center tradition I love most? The beaded ornaments.
They are so beautiful.
I think they make the perfect gift. Each one is handmade by a staff member. Actually, if you visit us between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I can almost guarantee that you will see someone beading an ornament!
Also, I’m pretty sure every door on campus is garnished with a wreath.
And the lights…well, the...
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.