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.

Using Research to Design Costumes

Margaret Roach Wheeler

Chickasaw weaver and clothing designer Margaret Roach Wheeler describes how she used her research on traditional Chickasaw clothing and jewelry to design costumes for the Chickasaw production, Lowak Shoppala'.

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The Removal: Lowak Shoppala' Costume

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Margaret Wheeler reflects on meeting Jerod Tate during which she equated Removal with stripping color from the lives of the Chickasaw people.

The Storyteller: Lowak Shoppala' Costume

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Margaret Wheeler introduces this costume she designed for the Lowak Shoppala’ Storyteller, who tells a turtle tale.

Costumes for Lowak Dance Troupe, Scene 1

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Margaret Wheeler shows us the costumes she designed for six Chickasaw Dance Troupe couples who dance in two numbers.

Costumes for Lowak Dance Troupe, Scene 2

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Margaret Wheeler shows us her costumes for the second number performed by the six couples, reflecting 18th century dress.

Margaret Roach Wheeler Fashion Show

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Acclaimed Chickasaw fiber artist & fashion designer Margaret Roach Wheeler showed her new line of clothing at a multimedia fashion show.