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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.

When the Animals Spoke: Woodpecker and the Flute

Michael Cornelius

Chickasaw culture keeper and flute player Michael Cornelius tells the well-loved story about how the flute came to the Chickasaw people and the effect the flute has as a positive force drawn from nature's gifts. Download a coloring page based on the story!



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Making a Flute

Michael Cornelius
For more than 20 years, Michael Cornelius has been making traditional Chickasaw flutes.

Passing on Crafts to Family Members

Michael and Tim Cornelius
Michael Cornelius is a flute maker who specializes in crafting traditional Chickasaw flutes he constructs from river cane.