Teaching Children to Live from the Land

Lisa Billy

Not many modern-day Chickasaw children have the chance to grow up surrounded by deer, horses and gardens of traditional food vegetables, but Lisa Billy has made it a priority to teach her children to live from the land in the way of their ancestors.


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