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Heritage

The Chickasaw Nation recognizes and honors its rich cultural heritage. The history of our people is an important part of American history. Our historical accomplishments are due in part to the resiliency of our people, culture and traditions.

Chickasaw history, culture, beliefs and traditions continues to be passed down from one generation to the next through our oral stories and history, cultural sites and language. Our oral tradition has been the primary method used to instruct generations of young Chickasaws about the world and their place in it. Many of our stories encourage listeners to live with integrity and high standards and to forge ahead even during times of adversity.

The Chickasaw Nation continues to educate about our rich heritage by telling the story of our people and experiences from the Chickasaw perspective.