This item was used in the ball and stick game, that was a common game for the Choctaw. It was made in 1890. The drum was made with leather, rope, wood, and paint. There are many photos of Choctaw people with music instruments, so I believe music was an important part of the way they lived and live.
The people in the painting are hunters and gatherers, they have corn that they brought back to the tribe. This was made by Yvenne Lyons in 1960 in Holdenville, Oklahoma. The Choctaw people ate corn during the late summer and early fall. The main food they ate was corn, beans, and some berries. The men also hunted turkeys, deer, and fish
Geography of the present day, Choctaw reservation is mostly in South Oklahoma. They have basically stayed in the same spot throughout their history. Modern day Choctaw is thriving. They have a school of language, and they are present in the state as a part of the community. Other smaller parts of the Choctaw tribe are in Mississippi and New Mexico.
This item was made by members of the Choctaw school. They have a website where through worksheets and YouTube videos you can begin to learn Choctaw. On this worksheet you begin to learn sentences and phrases commonly used by the Choctaw people. The the website they explain they not every word has an exact English translation, do some words have a lose translation.
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma celebrates its tribal history and heritage with two days of dance, song, storytelling, and artist demonstrations. In the YouTube video we see traditional dances preformed by the Choctaw. The video is from the Smithsonian YouTube video
This item is a men's hat. It was worn in everyday life. It was, and is made of cotton cloth and feathers. It was sewn together. Hats were only worn by men during earlier times bit now that social normality has been forgotten and both men and woman wear hats.
Choctaw creation myth. This item guided the Choctaw people to each of their locations near the Mississippi. When they went to sleep at night, they'd place the pull in the ground, and whatever way it leaned at night, the Choctaw people would follow the direction it leaned.
This collection is made up of a necklace, bracelet, ring, and a pair of earrings. This item is similar to jewelry worn by present day Choctaw women celebrating their heritage. It is made with silver and turquoise. Turquiose was a common stone used in a lot of Choctaw jewelry.
This item teaches us about how to say different emotions/feelings in Choctaw. It is narrated by a member of the tribe named Caleb Taylor he works for the Choctaw language department . It was made by the Choctaw YouTube channel. It was added to the channel on August 23, 2017.