Naming the AAHOLIITOBLI', The Honor Garden

Experience Chickasaw History and Culture

The Honor Garden, which pays tribute to the members of the Chickasaw Nation Hall Of Fame, is the first major structure that visitors encounter upon driving onto the Chickasaw Cultural Center campus. AAHOLIITOBLI’ can mean “to treasure,” “to take care of,” “to love,” “to hang onto,” and, in this instance, “to honor.”

This video tour of the Chickasaw Cultural Center identifies the numerous Chickasaw-language place names on campus.