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Release Date: February 20, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office



TISHOMINGO, Okla. -- The Chickasaw Nation will host a feather art class 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Council House Museum, 209 N. Fisher. The class is open to the public at no charge and supplies will be provided.
 
Participants will paint and decorate feathers while learning about the use of feathers in Chickasaw culture. Seating is limited to 15 people age 15 and up. Registration is necessary.
 
Susan Ledford, Education Specialist for the Chickasaw Nation, will teach the class about the many ways Chickasaws and other Native Americans used feathers.
 
Feathers were incorporated on regalia and headwear. Feathers were also used practically, as with fletching arrows or by tying them to blowguns to gauge the direction of the wind.
 
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.
 
Individuals attending the feather art class will also have access to other nearby attractions like the Chickasaw National Capitol and Chickasaw Bank Museum.
 
For more information or to register, call 580-371-3351.

 

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