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.
Chickasaw weaver Cotie Lancaster demonstrates her process of creating woven belts and mats using various types of looms. Through weaving, Cotie says, she channels the love of her grandmother and feels like she's keeping her spirit alive through each new piece. It was her experiences at the Chickasaw Cultural Center that really turned her on to the craft; weaving was a staple of Chickasaw families for generations, she says, and she’s hopeful for a cultural return to the Nation's roots.