Three Sisters Celebration
Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
Free & open to the public
This annual event observes the changing of the seasons and planting of essential crops like beans, corn and squash. In combination, these crops are known as the “Three Sisters” and provide long-term soil fertility and healthy crops of food. See this planting method in gardens around campus.
Activities in the Living Village include gardening demonstrations, food samples, cultural demonstrations, archery, stickball, traditional arts, storytelling, stomp dance demonstrations and more.
Visitors can also learn about our connection to nature with horticultural tours and a stroll through the butterfly gardens. Enjoy a puppet show of woodland animals performed by the Chickasaw National Recreation Area team Thursday, Mar. 22 (see daily schedule for showtimes).
Attend live presentations in the Anoli' Theater and Holisso Seminar Room. Kathleen Wall will present Native Clay Pottery in the Anoli' Theater at 12:30 p.m., Monday, March 19. Michelle Cooke, M.A., will present The Green Corn Ceremony at 1 p.m., Thursday, Mar. 22 in the Holisso Seminar Room. Joe Thomas, M.S., will present Chickasaw Lifeways During the 1700s at 1 p.m., Friday, Mar. 23 in the Holisso Seminar Room.
Shop the art market booths and enjoy special children's films in the Anoli' Theater (see daily schedules for film titles and showtimes). Explore the Te Ata exhibit in the Aapisa' Art Gallery and catch a free 1 p.m. daily showing of the new Te Ata documentary, "Bearer of the Morning."
View the Sculpting Cultures: Southeast and Southwest Native Pottery exhibit on display in the Aaittafama' Room Mar. 19 through Sept. 3. The exhibit features New Mexico Pueblo pottery from the Keres language family pueblos (Acoma, Santa Ana, Cochiti, Santo Domingo, San Felipe, Laguna, Zia), as well as contemporary pottery from the Five Tribes.
Don’t miss one of the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s biggest events of the year!
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2:00 p.m. Stomp Dance Demonstration
12:30 p.m. Behind the Scenes (film)
1:00 p.m. First Encounter (film)
2:30 p.m. We Shall Remain, Episode 2 (film)
Full menu...Jun. 24