Our ancestors played ishtaboli (stickball) as a way to avoid war with others. Today, the game is an example of the resilience of tribal culture. Learn the history of stickball and the techniques used in modern gameplay at one of our demonstrations.
- Tuesday – Saturday 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
This guided tour gives guests the opportunity to explore the Cultural Center with an expert on Choctaw culture and history. Sites include Champuli Café, Orientation Gallery, Kowi Chito Theater, Hvshi Gift Store, and Living Village.
- Tuesday – Saturday 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Cultural educators demonstrate how Choctaw items are made using methods passed down through generations. Demonstrations include beadwork, basketweaving, finger weaving, and much more.
- Tuesday – Saturday 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Social Dancing Exhibition
Learn and participate in centuries-old Choctaw dances used in social gatherings. Dancers not only share the dance steps, but they also teach the meanings and history behind the dances.
- Tuesday – Saturday 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Learning isn’t just for little ones! Grown-ups can participate in a variety of workshops that teach Choctaw history, cooking, and craftsmanship.
- Sign up here
- Fridays and Saturdays 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Our ancestors often used arts and crafts to relate life lessons to children in the tribe. Many Choctaw arts and crafts are easily accessible to children, and today, we teach them in much the same way.
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- Saturdays 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.