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The story of the Chickasaw Nation is one rich in cultural heritage. Throughout the history of our people and the intertwining history of America, Chickasaws have held strongly to their culture and traditions.

Chickasaw history, culture, beliefs and traditions have been passed down from one generation to the next through stories. Oral tradition was the primary method used to instruct generations of early Chickasaws about the world and their place in it. Most tales encourage listeners to live with integrity and high standards of morality.

With attention to cultural sensitivity and a respect for knowledge passed down from tribal elders, the professionals working within the Chickasaw Nation help to educate others while ensuring the continued existence of tribal traditions and the protection of our valuable cultural resources.