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A variety of programs such as camps, clubs and classes exists to help Chickasaws of all ages learn the ancestral language. By fusing learning with excitement, these programs increase retention and spark a passion for sharing the language with others.

Chickasaw Language Camp: Stickball

The Chickasaw Nation

Learn words and phrases in the Chickasaw language with on-screen "Anompa pop-ups" as you watch this video from Language Immersion Family Camp. Practice speaking Chickasaw while you watch the video and test yourself later. See if you can speak it as you see it the next time! More information on the Chickasaw language revitalization program is available at Chickasaw.net.

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'Children Speaking Chickasaw' Club

Joshua Hinson
Chipota Chikashshanompoli, or "Children Speaking Chickasaw" club, is a vital and vibrant part of the Chickasaw language revitalization program.

The Game of Stickball

Joshua Hinson
Josh Hinson describes the two different kinds of stickball traditionally played by the Chickasaw people.

Chickasaw Language Immersion Family Camp

The Chickasaw Nation
They're learning, laughing, playing games, hiking, fishing and speaking Chickasaw.

Language Immersion Family Camp at Tatanka Ranch

The Chickasaw Nation
This language camp for families helps parents and kids unplug and focus their time and energy on basic, functional Chickasaw language skills.

Stickball: A Traditional Game Known as Little Brother of War

Hermann Trappman
Hermann Trappman, Historian and Artist, explains how Chickasaws and other tribes played the ancient game of stickball.