Chickasaw Cultural Center





Kochcha’ Aabiniili’ Amphitheater Overview
Introduction: Stephanie Scott, Storyteller
Chickasaw Storytelling: The Crawfish & The Raven
Chickasaw Storytelling: Bird and Flute
Chickasaw Storytelling: Saved from Smallpox
Plant Materials and River Cane
Tour the Plant Trails


Kochcha' Aabiniili' Amphitheater

At the heart of the Chickasaw Cultural Center, the Kochcha' Aabiniili' Amphitheater hosts many of the events that are integral to Chickasaw heritage, events like language classes, storytelling and singing.


The Kochcha’ Aabiniili’ (“outdoor seating”) Amphitheater is the place where our culture lives day to day among our people and our guests.

The 320-person tiered performance area hosts a variety of communal activities: lectures, plays, storytelling, crafts like bow-making, cultural ceremonies and many of our outdoor tours begin here in this central meeting place.

The amphitheater also hosts the Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe and the Intertribal Dance Troupe, living history performances, and concerts from Chickasaw musicians.