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Release Date: June 05, 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 offering an array of activities throughout the summer.

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 demonstrate traditional weaving, basket-making or beading techniques.

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, beginning June 15, 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 throughout June are as follows:

Pond WalkWednesday, June 7, the Horticulture team will lead short walks to the pond and identify important plants and animals that live within the pond ecosystem.

Storytelling– Wednesday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Chickasaw storytellers will present children’s stories related to animals and forests.

Genealogy– Saturday, June 17, the cultural center archive team will be honoring Father’s Day by helping children fill out their family trees and teaching visitors about clan families and animals.

Chickasaw Agency Fire Prevention Program Members– Saturday, June 24, the Chickasaw Agency fire prevention program will teach visitors about the importance of fire safety within the Chickasaw Nation.

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