Traditional Stomp Dancing

Joshua Hinson, Director, Language Department, Division of Culture & Humanities, Chickasaw Nation

Joshua Hinson is an artist and Director of the Department of Chickasaw Language in the Division of History and Culture for the Chickasaw Nation. Here, he explains how stomp dance is a ceremonial tradition for the people of Southwestern tribes. For some, it acts as a religion, and for others, it acts as a cultural tie to the past.

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