Traditional Stories

Long before the written word, the Chickasaws respected and honored the keepers of traditional stories. With each generation, such stories were passed down to the next. Once a keeper was given the oral stories, his or her responsibility was to continue the tribe's legacy.

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Meet Chickasaw storytellers – passionate about their heritage and preserving the tribe's culture through ancient tales.


From the story of creation to the legend of the great flood, hear Chickasaw stories that have been passed down for generations.

The Importance of Storytelling

Storytelling not only preserves Chickasaw history – it unites the Chickasaw people through their common ancestry.