Regalia

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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.

The Raccoon: Lowak Shoppala' Costume

Margaret Roach Wheeler

Margaret Wheeler introduces the Raccoon Clan leader costume she designed for Lowak Shoppala’. She created woven “raccoon tails” on the headdress and later added real raccoon tails. Drawing on her imagination, she planned and hand-wove the fringed fabric used in the garments.

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