Traditional Chickasaw regalia gives a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of this great nation. View the elaborate feather capes, beaded kilts, and other traditional garments still appreciated by modern-day Chickasaws.
Margaret Wheeler shows us her costumes for the second number performed by the six couples, reflecting 18th century dress. Working from photographs she observed most women wore Victorian-style dresses. The cloth she used was authentic 18th-century prints, also using the era’s popular ribbons and jewelry; she plans to add a ribbon headdress. Men wore a Chickasaw hunting jacket and the turbans; she describes the details.