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.

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

Activities include:
-Films in the Anoli' Theater (See Daily Activities for daily film schedule)
-Food samples
-Stomp dance demonstrations
-Hide tanning
-Canoe carving
-Archery demonstrations
-Archery tag
-Natural dye-making demonstrations
-Flat reed mats
-Fish nets / baskets
-Finger weaving
-Flint knapping
-Language activities
-Garden talks / tours
-Scavenger hunt
-Pony bead bracelets (March 16, 18, 20, 22 & 23)
-Clay pendants (March 16 - 18 & 20 - 22)
-Mock archaeology dig (March 19, 23 & 24)
-Quilt square contest (Winner will receive completed quilt)
-Plant / seed giveaways
-Planting demonstrations
-Caterpillar kit giveaways
-Woven bookmarks
-Tie-dye fabric art (March 17, 19, 21 & 24)
-Recipe card handouts
-Nutrition education booths (March 18, 20 & 22)
-Gourd painting demonstration (March 21 only)
-Art market booths (see vendor list below)
-20% off gift shop toys

Aaimpa' Cafe will have a limited menu with the following specials:
-Alligator po' boys
-Alligator bites
-Mini corndogs
-Blackberry pecan spring salad
-Pemmican bars

Art Market Vendors:
-Melvin Burris
-Mary Wilds
-Sue Fish
-Doneeta Nowlin
-Margaret Wheeler
-Kaitlyn Tingle
-Peggy Immohotichey
-Donna Welch

Upcoming Events

  • 10:00AM

    See original portraits painted by world-renowned, Chickasaw artist Mike Larsen. This exhibition features 20 of the 48 original elder portraits.

    Noted by the award-winning Larsen as one of his...

    Dec. 1 2018 - Dec. 31 Portraits of Elders
  • 10:00AM

    The Chickasaw Cultural Center is pleased to partner with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian to offer this new traveling exhibition to the Holisso: The Center for Study of...

    May. 3 - Nov. 18 Patriot Nations: Native Americans in Our Nation's Armed Forces
  • 1:00PM

    Enjoy a hands-on, fun and educational experience at the Chickasaw Cultural Center!

    Our unique Ayowa' Garden to Gourmet agritours provide participants with the opportunity to prepare a healthy...

    Oct. 17 - Nov. 21 Ayowa' Garden to Gourmet Agritours