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Chickasaw Culture and History

As a complement to our Chickasaw language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Chickasaw tribe and their society. Please note that Chickasaws and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Chickasaw history is interesting and important, but the Chickasaw Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Please contact us if you have an Chickasaw link to add.

Our Chickasaw Websites

Chickasaw Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Chickasaw Indian language.
Chickasaw Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Chickasaw culture.
Chickasaw Legends:
    Collection of Chickasaw Indian legends and folktales.

Chickasaw Government and Community Links

Chickasaw Nation:
    Official website of the Oklahoma Chickasaw tribe.
Mississippi Band of Chickasaw Indians:
    Homepage of the Mississippi Chickasaw tribe.
Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc.:
    Organization promoting the economic enterprises of the Chickasaw Indian nation.
WinStar Casino * Riverwind Casino:
    Homepages of Chickasaw tribal casinos.

Maps of Chickasaw Indian Lands

Alabama Indian Map * Mississippi Indian Map * Tennessee Indian Map * Kentucky Indian Map:
    Missouri Indian Map * Arkansas Indian Map * Illinois Indian Map:
    Tribal maps showing the original territory of the Chickasaw Indians and their neighbors.
Virtual Museum of New France: Southeastern Indians:
    Historical maps and articles about the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Cherokee, and other southeast tribes.

Chickasaw Lifestyle and Tradition

Chickasaw Native Americans:
    Article on Chickasaw culture and history.
Flag of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma * Chickasaw Nation Flags:
    Picture and history of the Chickasaw flag.
Chickasaw Clothing * Indian Clothes * Native American Hairstyles:
    Traditional Chickasaw clothes, regalia, and hair styles.
Pashofa Recipe * Chickasaw Goulosh * Chicken-Fried Venison:
    Traditional Chickasaw food recipes.

Chickasaw Genealogy

Ancestor Search:
    Online lookup of Chickasaw and other Indian records through the Archives genealogy service.
Chickasaw Genealogy Forum:
    Messageboard for Chickasaw Indian descendants.
American Indian Genealogy:
    Direction for those seeking Native American ancestors.

Chickasaw Mythology and Religion

Chickasaw Legends:
    Collection of Chickasaw Native American legends and folktales.
American Indian Religion:
    Advice for people researching traditional Chickasaw religion and Native American beliefs in general.
Chickasaw Society and Religion:
    Online anthropology book about traditional Chickasaw spirituality.

Chickasaw Literature and Arts

Chickasaw Authors:
    Profiles of eight Chickasaw Indian writers.
Linda Hogan, Chickasaw Writer * Linda Hogan * National Museum of the American Indian: Linda Hogan:
    Power * Solar Storms * Mean Spirit * The Book of Medicines:
    Chickasaw poet and novelist Linda Hogan.
Who Is Te Ata? * Te Ata Thompson Fisher * Te Ata: Chickasaw Storyteller, American Treasure:
    Articles and a biography about Chickasaw storyteller Te Ata Fisher.
Larsen Studio:
    Online exhibit by Chickasaw artist Mike Larsen.
Chickasaw Music:
    Profiles of Chickasaw musicians Lushanya and Ataloa.
Chickasaw Nation Festival Photos * Chickasaw Tribe celebrates heritage * Annual Chickasaw Festival:
    Photographs and news articles from the Chickasaw Festival.

Chickasaw Politics, Issues, and News

Chickasaw Times:
    The Chickasaw national news source, available online.
Astronaut proud of his heritage * Chickasaw Nation member followed dreams to NASA:
    Newspaper articles about John Herrington, Chickasaw astronaut.
Chickasaw Nation Computer Literacy Project:
    Article on an ongoing computer education program in the Chickasaw tribe.

Chickasaw Indian History

Chickasaw Tribe History:
    Tribal history of the Chickasaw Indians.
Chickasaw Indians in Alabama:
    Article on the history of the Alabama Chickasaw tribe.
Encyclopedia of Arkansas: Chickasaw:
    Article on the history of the Chickasaw tribe in Arkansas.
Chickasaw Historical Research Page:
    Online collection of documents related to Chickasaw history and genealogy.
Handbook of American Indians: Chickasaw Tribe:
    Overview of Chickasaw Indian history including tribal town names.

Books for sale on the Chickasaws

Splendid Land, Splendid People:
    Detailed ethnography of the Chickasaws for sale.
Te Ata:
    Interesting biography of a Chickasaw storyteller.
Southeastern Native American Legends:
    A good collection of Chickasaw and other Indian stories of the Southeast.
Power * Solar Storms * Mean Spirit * The Book of Medicines:
    Novels and a book of poetry by Chickasaw author Linda Hogan.
Baby Rattlesnake:
    Charming Chickasaw picture book about a young rattlesnake learning a lesson.

Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Chickasaw:
    Encyclopedia articles about the Chickasaw Indian tribe.
   Chickasaw Indians * Chickasaws:
   Chickasaw links.
   Los Chicasaw: * Los Chickasaw:
   Information about the Chickasaws in Spanish.



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