Three Sisters Celebration

This annual event observes the changing of the seasons when essential crops like squash, corn and beans take root. 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. Examples of this system are located in gardens around campus.

Free activities in the Living Village include gardening demonstrations, food samples, cultural demonstrations, archery, stickball, face painting, cultural crafts, storytelling, stomp dancing and more.

Visitors can also learn about our connection to nature with horticultural tours and a stroll through the butterfly gardens.

Don’t miss one of the Chickasaw Cultural Center’s biggest events of the year!

Upcoming Events

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  • All Day

    Come explore the life of Mary “Te Ata” Thompson Fisher and her journey to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. View items owned and worn by Te Ata, as well as...

    Feb. 5 - Sep. 3 Te Ata Exhibit
  • 10:00AM

    On display in the Aaittafama' Room Mar. 19 through Sept. 2, this new cross-cultural exhibit celebrates stylistic and cultural diversity within Native pottery-making and features historic Pueblo...

    Mar. 19 - Sep. 2 Sculpting Cultures: Southeast and Southwest Native Pottery Exhibit
  • 10:00AM

    Please join us as we partner with the National Park Service at the Chickasaw National Recreation Area to celebrate National Park Week.

    Throughout the week, enjoy special activities and explore...

    Apr. 21 - Apr. 29 National Park Week