The Importance of Storytelling

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Storytelling not only preserves Chickasaw history – it unites the Chickasaw people through their common ancestry. The tradition of storytelling connects the Chickasaws of the past with modern-day members of the tribe.

The Power of Oral Histories

Joshua Hinson

Josh Hinson, Director of the Chickasaw Department of Language, describes the power of hearing oral histories directly from Chickasaw elders.

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My Children Will Carry on These Stories

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Lisa describes how gratifying it is to see her children now tell the stories in school.