Chickasaw Culture Keepers

Artisan Jeremy Wallace says flutes were historically played in ceremonies to send prayers up to the Creator. Today, they're still widely used by modern Chickasaws. As a cultural demonstrator Jeremy shares his love of the instrument with visitors at the Chickasaw Cultural Center. He says it took him over 78 hours to create his first cedar flute; he also uses river cane, a traditional material that dates back to the Chickasaws' time in the original homelands of present-day Mississippi and Alabama.