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Press Release

Release Date: April 13, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

  • Weaving reed baskets by hand was both practical and artistic for Southeastern Indians. The April 28 basket weaving class at the Chickasaw Council House Museum in Tishomingo will cover the basics and is open to the public at no charge. Supplies will be provided.

TISHOMINGO, Okla. -- The Chickasaw Nation will host a basket weaving class 1-3 p.m., Saturday, April 28, at the Council House Museum, 209 N. Fisher. The class is open to the public at no charge and supplies will be provided.

Seating is limited to 15 people age 15 and up. Registration is necessary.

Susan Ledford, Education Specialist for the Chickasaw Nation, will teach the history and practice of creating a simple round reed basket.

Basketry is one of the practical arts the Southeastern Indians, Chickasaw ancestors, commonly practiced. The most common material they used was river cane.

The Council House Museum houses a large collection of Chickasaw art, artifacts and archive materials. The museum gift shop offers a variety of souvenirs, books, music and Chickasaw language materials.

Hours of operations are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, as well as 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.

Individuals attending the basket weaving class are invited to visit other nearby attractions like the Chickasaw National Capitol and Chickasaw Bank Museum.

For more information or to register, call 580-371-3351 or contact