Chickasaw Stomp Grounds: Fire, Dance and Smoke

Jeannie Barbour

Jeannie Barbour, Creative Development Director of the Department of Chickasaw Nation Communications & Community Development, describes the stomp dance and the spiritual meaning of the smoke rising from the fire. She notes that the fires played an important role in early society. During removal, it was important to carry the fires to the new Chickasaw home in Indian Territory.


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