Jeremy Wallace was a man of many talents. He understood the patience and drive that goes into perfecting a craft. Wallace was a Chickasaw tribal member and knew the importance of his heritage and culture.
Jeremy was a cultural instructor at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma. He performed at the center and informed the public on the culture and way of life of the Chickasaw tribe. He said, “We’re here to express the importance of Chickasaw culture—and how it keeps our tribe alive.”
Wallace was also a member of the Chickasaw Dance Troupe, performing dances and ritualistic customs for the public. He had a deep knowledge of the symbols and designs on the instruments used in the troupe.
As a cultural instructor, Jeremy Wallace showed the students how to create their own cultural products, using careful, hands-on methods. He wanted to teach students the art of preserving the Chickasaw history and craft traditions.
Jeremy's life was tragically cut short in 2017, but his Chickasaw spirit will always be remembered. During his life, he was incredibly proud to be able to pass down his cultural beliefs, customs and traditions to his daughter, Nannola Bicey Wallace.