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Release Date: June 26, 2017

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office



SULPHUR, Okla. – The Itti' Chokka' TreeHouses: Look Who’s Living in the Trees! exhibit at the Chickasaw Cultural Center is keeping a full schedule of fun activities throughout July.

Visitors can discover wildlife, build a miniature tree house, hunt for signs left by wildlife, dance on a forest sound floor and much more.

Chickasaw culture and traditions, such as clans, food and tools, are woven into the exhibit.

Every Tuesday and Thursday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. a cultural instructor will make traditional Chickasaw cultural arts from natural materials.

Every Saturday and Sunday, excluding the fourth weekend of the month, Chickasaw Elders will be teaching Chickasaw words for animals and plants or sharing culturally-relevant Chickasaw recipes and foods.

Every Thursday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. speakers from the Chickasaw National Recreation Area will showcase various types of wildlife and describe how animals are important to the ecosystem.

Special activities during July are as follows:

Wood Artist– Saturday, July 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Chickasaw wood artist Glenn Norris will show how tree resources can create beautiful and functional pieces of art.

Nutrition Services– Wednesday, July 5, Nutrition Services will show how natural foods like fruits and nuts help keep individuals healthy and strong.

Horticulture Medicinal Talk– Wednesday, July 12, the Horticulture team will teach visitors about natural medicinal plants and how they were traditionally used by Chickasaw people.

Tree Rings/ Archaeology– Wednesday, July 26, and Saturday, July 29, Visitors will learn how archaeologists count tree rings to date house and village sites.

The exhibit, as well as special activities, are open to the public at no charge.

The Chickasaw Cultural Center, 867 Cooper Memorial Road, is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday noon - 5 p.m.

For more information about any of the upcoming events, call (580) 622-7130 or visit www.chickasawculturalcenter.com.

Last Updated: 09/16/2016