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Release Date: August 07, 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 making the most of its last full month by providing an array of activities which highlight the interactive exhibit.

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 August are as follows:

Genealogy– Saturday, Aug. 5, the Cultural Center’s archive team will help children fill out their family trees and teach visitors about clan families and animals.

Storytelling– Saturday, Aug. 12, Chickasaw storytellers will present children’s stories related to animals and forests.

Nutrition Services– Saturday, Aug. 19, Nutrition Services will show how natural foods like fruits and nuts – both of which come from trees – help keep us healthy and strong.

Horticulture Plant Care/Three Sisters– Wednesday, Aug. 30, the Cultural Center’s horticulture team will teach visitors about plant care and discuss why Chickasaws plant the Three Sisters together.

The exhibit, as well as special activities, are open to the public at no charge. The treehouse exhibit will be open through Sunday, Sept. 3.

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

Last Updated: 09/16/2016