Members of the Chickasaw Dance Troupe help to preserve traditional social dances that have been performed for generations. The troupe usually begins with the female-driven Friendship Dance and then moves on to the classic stomp dance, which was typically done before battles. For more information about dance classes and where the troupe will be performing, click here.
Members of the Chickasaw Dance Troupe help to preserve traditional social dances that have been performed for generations.
Tribal dances are still an integral part of Chickasaw culture—celebrating the tribe’s musical and spiritual connection to the earth.
July 1st, 2011
Skylar Nucosee is a traditional dancer, and he's danced all over the United States in competitions and shows.
July 25th, 2012
Turtle shell shakers are used in traditional stomp dances and are worn on the legs of Chickasaw women.
January 19th, 2012
Jeremy Wallace is a Chickasaw drummer, singer and stomp dancer.
December 7th, 2011
Chickasaw stomp dances have always held spiritual significance.
October 24th, 2010
Cultural demonstrator Eddie Postoak describes the stomp dance, every aspect of which is spiritual and of central significance to the Chickasaws.
July 29th, 2011
The Stomp Dance is an important aspect of Chickasaw culture that illustrates the Nation's spiritual and musical connection to the environment.
October 13th, 2010
Jeannie Barbour describes the social nature in today’s traditional songs and dances, as well as the different roles of men and women.
January 8th, 2013
Jeremy Wallace is a cultural instructor at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, a drummer, singer, artist and stomp dancer.