Drummers

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Discover the spiritual art of Native American percussion – a musical passion that has echoed across generations and still resonates with the strong, spirited rhythms of today's Chickasaw drummers.

Artist Jeremy Wallace: Drum Design

The Chickasaw Southeastern Art Show & Market

Chickasaw artist Jeremy Wallace discussed one of his painted drums. Jeremy was a member of the Chickasaw Dance Troupe and explained that the designs shown on his drums, the earth, moon and sun, are all representative of the significance of the four directions. This is truly the heartbeat of a nation.

Jeremy’s life was tragically cut short in 2017, but his Chickasaw spirit will always be remembered.

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Artist Jeremy Wallace: Creation of Blow Guns

The Chickasaw Southeastern Art Show & Market
Chickasaw artist and musician Jeremy Wallace described how the art of his blowguns evolved and the history of their use.

Artist Jeremy Wallace: Double Spiral Design

The Chickasaw Southeastern Art Show & Market
Chickasaw artist Jeremy Wallace discussed the symbolism that the double spiral design held for him in the creation of his traditional blow guns.

Artist Jeremy Wallace: Inspired by Ancestors

The Chickasaw Southeastern Art Show & Market
Chickasaw artist Jeremy Wallace was inspired by the voices of his ancestors.

Artist Jeremy Wallace: Respecting the Rabbit

The Chickasaw Southeastern Art Show & Market
Chickasaw artist Jeremy Wallace provided insight into the respect his ancestors held for all living creatures.

Artist Jeremy Wallace: Ceremonial Drums

The Chickasaw Southeastern Art Show & Market
Jeremy Wallace was inspired by his drums, which made the sound of a heartbeat and represented the heartbeat of the Chickasaw people.

Jeremy Wallace: Drumming and Singing

The Chickasaw Nation
During the always-popular Stomp Dances, singing is half the fun — and also has spiritual meaning.