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By speaking and sharing the language, Chickasaw people are ensuring its survival for many years to come. Here, discover how Chickasaw linguists and elders are working to preserve their ancestral tongue.

Picking Wild Onions

A Chickasaw Culinary Tradition

Native Americans, and Chickasaws in particular, have a rich history of using wild onions in their cooking. Here, listen as Rose Shields Jefferson, JoAnn Ellis and Stanley Smith speak Chickasaw and recount their family traditions that integrate the wild onion.


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The Timeless Dish of Pashofa

A Chickasaw Culinary Tradition
Pashofa is a traditional Chickasaw & Choctaw dish made from cracked corn, or hominy, and stewed pork.