The Mississippi River provided an essential resource for the tribe's people: river cane. This Chickasaw necessity was used for everything from basketry to tool making – disciplines that are still passed down at the Chickasaw Cultural Center.
Chickasaw artist and musician Jeremy Wallace described how the art of his blowguns evolved and the history of their use. The designs he used told the story of Chickasaw lives and lifeways. His close ties to his culture had roots in Mississippi and Oklahoma and he was inspired by the lives of his ancestors and family.
Jeremy’s life was tragically cut short in 2017, but his Chickasaw spirit will always be remembered.