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Corn Crib

A corn crib, or food storage building, is a small shelter raised seven or eight feet from the ground on posts which were polished so that mice and other rodents could not climb into the food. It was used to store food supply, sheltering goods from weather and animals.

Our Chickasaw ancestors produced numerous crops and vegetables to sustain our people, including sunflowers, peas, corn, beans, squash, pumpkins, tobacco and melons, among many others.