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Chickasaw Community Gardens

Rhonda Sellers, Ecological Resource Coordinator

The Chickasaws’ deep relationship with nature continues to thrive today. Visitors are able to tour the beautiful gardens at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, including the picturesque Spiral Garden. In Chickasaw tradition, the spiral shape signifies a long life, one that’s a never-ending journey. Surrounding the Spiral Garden is the Three Sisters Garden, a demonstration of an ancient system of growing food through companion planting. The Spiral Garden provides fruits and vegetables that are used in Aaimpa' Café recipes. For more information about the Spiral Garden, click here.

The Chickasaws’ deep relationship with nature continues to thrive today and still affects traditional food practices.

Traditional Food Videos

A variety of foods are considered traditional Chickasaw fare, the most notable of which are grape dumplings, Indian fry bread and pashofa. In the videos below, explore traditional recipes that will excite the taste buds, and learn about cultural practices that ensure the importance of food, family and Chickasaw heritage are never forgotten.


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