The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma is working with the National Museum of the American Indian to host a 4-day celebration of Choctaw culture and history June 22-25. The festival, called Choctaw Days, will feature:
- Song and dance from the tribe’s most talented members (with audience participation encouraged for some dances)
- Reenactment of a traditional Choctaw wedding
- Choctaw cooking demos/food samples
- Stickball games
- Hand-crafted baskets, tools, weaponry, clothing, and pottery
- Paintings, prints, and hand-painted gourds
- Twice-daily make-and-take sessions in which visitors create a basket, clay pot, or piece of beadwork
Visitors will also have a chance to gain information on different online Choctaw language classes that are available and can even use a computer set up at the festival to interact online with a language instructor in Oklahoma.
For more information visit the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma’s website.
Those unable to attend in person can view a webcast of the event here.