One of my favorite places to view our natural environment is the Oka' Aabiniili' (“a place for sitting on the water”) Water Pavilion. The Oka' Aabiniili' Water Pavilion features a deck that extends over a serenely landscaped pond. Guests can take in the tranquility of the area and view of the fountain that serves as the centerpiece of the Aaholiitobli' Honor Garden.
Located around the pond are the Sun...
One of my favorite events was Ponokfónkha, a day of remembrance. On July 27 the Chickasaw Cultural Center hosted a special ceremony horning Chickasaws who persevered through hardships of the Great Removal from the Homelands in 1837.
On this day Governor Bill Anoatubby officially unveiled the Historic Map of the Unconquered and Unconquerable People.
The award-winning map stands 8 feet tall and is made of granite and Turkish marble. The map displays...
The timbers that formed the walls of the summer house were made from thin strips of pine or cypress.
Notice how the building is the shape of a rectangle? This shape provided a long peaked roof, allowing the eaves to be vented –which let the breeze easily pass through 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.