Traditional Food Videos

A variety of foods are considered traditional Chickasaw fare, the most notable of which are grape dumplings, Indian fry bread and pashofa. In the videos below, explore traditional recipes that will excite the taste buds, and learn about cultural practices that ensure the importance of food, family and Chickasaw heritage are never forgotten.

The Chickasaw Cultural Center: Aaimpa' Café

Experience Chickasaw History and Culture

The Aaimpa' ("a place to eat") Café serves traditional Chickasaw dishes, such as Pashofa ("the Chickasaw National Dish", which is cracked corn), Indian tacos, and grape dumplings as well as burgers, sweet potato fries, sandwiches, and salads. All of the dishes served here are made fresh in our kitchen, just for you!

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Cultural Center's Aaimpa' Café

Valerie Walters, Executive Officer, Chickasaw Cultural Center & Josh Faulkner, Visitor Service & Theater Manager, Chickasaw Cultural Center
Here you can sample an abundance of traditional Chickasaw dishes. Pashofa ("the Chickasaw National Dish") is made with cracked hominy corn.

The Chickasaw Cultural Center: Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center

Valerie Walters, Executive Officer, Chickasaw Cultural Center
The Chikasha Poya ("we are Chickasaw") Exhibit Center is a state-of-the-art interactive experience.