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Tribal dances are still an integral part of Chickasaw culture – celebrating the tribe’s musical and spiritual connection to the earth.

Eddie Postoak: Stomp Dance Prayer

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Cultural demonstrator Eddie Postoak describes the stomp dance, every aspect of which is spiritual and is of central significance to the Chickasaws. A favorite aspect of the stomp dance is the rattle shakers, which provide rhythm for singers and dancers.

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Traditional Songs and Dance

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Jeannie Barbour describes the social nature in today’s traditional songs and dances, as well as the different roles of men and women.

Traditional Stomp Dancing

Joshua Hinson, Director, Language Department, Division of Culture & Humanities, Chickasaw Nation
Joshua Hinson explains how stomp dance is a ceremonial tradition for the people of Southwestern tribes.

The Chickasaw Cultural Center: Stomp Dance Demonstration

Experience Chickasaw History and Culture
The Stomp Dance is an important aspect of Chickasaw culture that illustrates the Nation's spiritual and musical connection to the environment.

Stomp Dance: Conversations with God

Experience Chickasaw History and Culture
Chickasaw stomp dances have always held spiritual significance.

Shell Shakers: Stomp Dance Rhythm-Makers

Experience Chickasaw History and Culture
Turtle shell shakers are used in traditional stomp dances and are worn on the legs of Chickasaw women.