First Social Network

Sharing Oral Stories

They chopped cotton to buy land to establish a permanent church grounds for future generations. They traveled in wagons to hear a circuit preacher speak. It's clear: for Chickasaw elders, the church is a vital piece of Chickasaw heritage, frequently the beating heart of their upbringing and community. Host Lisa Billy, Chickasaw elders Luther John, Leon Brown, Nancy Sinclair and Nina Crossley and Chickasaw youth Delanie Seals talk about the cultural and historical significance of church by sharing stories around a fire at Kullihoma. Join the conversation in this episode of Elders Speak.