Stomp Dance: Conversations with God

Experience Chickasaw History and Culture

Chickasaw stomp dances have always held spiritual significance. Joining members of the community together with music and dance around a central fire, this dance is readily seen as an important form of prayer. Come experience this revered tradition daily at the Chickasaw Cultural Center.


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Traditional Songs and Dance

Jeannie Barbour
Jeannie Barbour describes the social nature in today’s traditional songs and dances, as well as the different roles of men and women.

Eddie Postoak: Stomp Dance Prayer

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Cultural demonstrator Eddie Postoak describes the stomp dance, every aspect of which is spiritual and of central significance to the Chickasaws.

Traditional Stomp Dancing

Joshua Hinson, Director, Language Department, Division of Culture & Humanities, Chickasaw Nation
Joshua Hinson explains how stomp dance is a ceremonial tradition for the people of Southwestern tribes.

The Chickasaw Cultural Center: Stomp Dance Demonstration

Experience Chickasaw History and Culture
The Stomp Dance is an important aspect of Chickasaw culture that illustrates the Nation's spiritual and musical connection to the environment.

Shell Shakers: Stomp Dance Rhythm-Makers

Experience Chickasaw History and Culture
Turtle shell shakers are used in traditional stomp dances and are worn on the legs of Chickasaw women.

Chickasaw Dance Troupe

Jesse Lindsey, Cultural Activities Coordinator
Members of the Chickasaw Dance Troupe help to preserve traditional social dances that have been performed for generations.