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 burns.
The Service Berry is native to Oklahoma and Mississippi. The fruit of the Service Berry was used for many ailments, including eyes, ears, heart, stomach and teeth.
Have you ever noticed the three Slash Pine trees standing proud in front of the Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center?
These beautiful trees are native to Oklahoma and Mississippi. Our ancestors used pine resin to treat rheumatism (muscle and joint pain) because of its anti-inflammatory properties.
On your next visit, take a moment to observe our lush gardens and learn about their significance in Chickasaw history and culture.
For more information about campus grounds, visit the "Campus Grounds" page on our website.
Until next time,