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Series

Thrive: Traditions

2 Seasons • 15 Episodes
Thrive: Traditions highlights Chickasaw artisans who breathe new life into cultural traditions like basket weaving, pottery and beading.

Episodes

Bead Artistry

S4 • E1
Chickasaw beadwork artist Ashley Wallace makes colorful creations using skills taught to her by her grandmother.

The Legacy of Bow Making

S3 • E12
Chickasaw bow maker Wayne Scribner learned the craft from an elder and strives to pass it on to future generations.

Jewelry

S3 • E11
Chickasaw artist Susie Edgar says that she treats jewelry crafting as a form of prayer.

Quilt Making

S3 • E10
Chickasaw quilter Peggy Immohotichey describes learning how to quilt by hand and working to keep the tradition alive.

Textile Art

S3 • E9
Chickasaw textile artist Tyra Shackleford works to preserve ancient techniques while applying them to modern objects.

Bead Artisan

S3 • E8
The intricate and painstaking beadwork scenes of Chickasaw artist Steve Adamietz still celebrate imperfection.

Woodturning

S3 • E7
Chickasaw woodturner Vicki Somers describes the technical and spiritual dimensions of making discarded wood into art.

Traditional Stories: How Day and Night Were Divided

S3 • E6
Chickasaw storyteller Lorie Carmichael gives an account of the animal council that evenly split night and day.

Turkey Calls

S3 • E5
Chickasaw master craftsman Wayne Edgar demonstrates the art of constructing and using traditional wild turkey calls.

Beadwork

S3 • E4
Chickasaw beader Courtney Parchcorn explains different traditional beading techniques and how they tell stories.

Stomp Dancing

S3 • E3
Chickasaw dancer Julie Underwood explains the significance of traditional stomp dancing and shell shaking.

Flint Knapping

S3 • E2
Chickasaw flint knapper Matthew Griffin's love of archaeology led him to start crafting his own stone tools using traditional methods.

Beaded Jewelry

S3 • E1
Artisan Melvin Burris, who makes baskets and jewelry, describes the passion behind his crafts.

Brent Greenwood Art

S2 • E12
Brent Greenwood is a Chickasaw and Ponca artist who focuses on acrylics and mixed media.

Bow Making

S2 • E11
Elihu says that if it wasn't for the Chickasaws' prowess with the bow and arrow, it's likely they would've been conquered by European explorers.

Storytelling

S2 • E10
Chickasaw storyteller Lorie Carmichael describes the importance of passing traditions down through generations.

Drum Making

S2 • E9
Since the beginning of the Chickasaws, drums and rattles were used in social dances.

Beaded Collars

S2 • E8
Chickasaw bead artist Kelly Reynolds shares her love of the traditional beaded collar.

Flutes

S2 • E7
Chickasaw artisan Jeremy Wallace described the cultural and historical significance of the flute.

Weaving

S2 • E2
Chickasaw weaver Cotie Lancaster demonstrates her process of creating woven belts and mats using various types of looms.
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