The Chickasaw Cultural Center: Chikasha Poya Exhibit Center

Valerie Walters, Executive Officer, Chickasaw Cultural Center

Valerie Walters, Chickasaw Cultural Center Executive Officer, describes how the Chikasha Poya ("we are Chickasaw") Exhibit Center is a state-of-the-art interactive experience that features the Spirit Forest, Removal Corridor, Giant Tribal Dance hologram, hands-on exhibits, and the Elders Gallery that immerse you in the Chickasaw story. It contains both permanent and rotating collections and hosts classes, lessons and special events throughout the year.


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