Smithsonian and Choctaw Nation to Host Festival in Nation’s Capitol

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
  • Storytelling
  • Hand-crafted baskets, tools, weaponry, clothing, and pottery
  • Films
  • 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.

Choctaw Days Poster

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