Currently on loan from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, this collection showcases beautiful beadwork from the Southeastern Native Tribes.
Neil Curtis, the Head of Museums at the University of Aberdeen, traveled from Scotland to install the exhibit.
The exhibit features woven and beaded items that date back to the 1700s.
These exquisite pieces were collected by William Ogilvie, an alumna of University of Aberdeen, between 1765 and 1775.
For some of...
Right now the gardens are in full bloom, I couldn’t resist sharing a few photos!
The Oakleaf Hydrangea (pictured below) is native to our homelands in Mississippi. The bark of the hydrangea was used to ease muscle sprains and...
Stomp dance songs are sung in a call-and-answer format with a male lead singer and backup singers. For social songs, the lead singer may use a handheld rattle or drum. For ceremonial songs, however, a rattle or drum is not used. Rattles can be made from many materials including, turtle shells, horns, gourds, cans, and coconuts.
Women wear shakers made from box-turtles, deer toes, or cans, on their legs to keep the rhythm of the songs while the men sing.
Chickasaws dance around a sacred fire. It is believed the smoke from 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.