Crafts

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From pottery and flute-making to weaving and beading, experience the rich heritage of crafting in the Chickasaw Nation. In the videos below, discover the creative traditions that have brought generations of Chickasaws together.

Stickball Sticks

Chickasaw Culture Keepers

Chickasaw citizen Jesse Lindsey is a fifth-generation artisan of stickball sticks. The game, he says, was used in territorial times to decide disputes, rather than going to battle. Jesse creates the sticks the exact same way his ancestors have for hundreds of years, and he says he feels connected to them when practicing his craft.

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