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 this stunning costume, remembering when (prompted by Jerod Tate), she realized that in Linda Hogan’s poem, this clan leader was a woman. She did research to understand prevailing styles in paintings with long fringe and off-shoulder dresses. The headdress is made of shells and feathers.