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 reflects on meeting Jerod Tate during which she equated Removal with stripping color from the lives of the Chickasaw people. She devised costumes with colorful ribbons that are removed during this pivotal scene, leaving the costume stark white. She moves to the costume of “The Gatherer,” with its elaborate horned headdress. This character would gather up the ribbons for safekeeping until later. She again draws on Cahokia and her knowledge of the flax used for fabric.