A traditional Chickasaw town or village consisted of several compounds or households. Each household contained a winter house, summer house, corn storage building or "corn crib" and menstrual hut. Some Chickasaw towns were reported to have numbered over two hundred households. In addition, each village had a log palisade fort, council, ceremonial and ball grounds and a ceremonial rotunda and council house for the conducting of religious exercises and local government.

Last Updated: 05/15/2014