TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) –Plans are announced for the building of a multi-million dollar Chickasaw Heritage Center in Tupelo.

Representatives of the Chickasaw Inkana Foundation, Chickasaw Nation, National Park Service and the city of Tupelo made the announcement during a press conference Friday morning.

The Cultural Heritage Center will be located on a 162 acre tract of land adjacent to the Natchez Trace Parkway and will tell the story of how the Chickasaws lived in Mississippi for hundreds of years.

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Inkana at Shiloh

Chickasaw Inkana Foundation will be presenting at Shiloh National Military Park on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:00.  If you are in the area please stop by and visit.

Piomingo Day Tupelo will remember Chickasaw chief each year

TUPELO – Cold wind sliced through the morning sunshine Monday outside City Hall where some two dozen people surrounded Chief Piomingo’s statue to mark a new tradition.
Starting this year, the second Monday of October will be known in Tupelo as “Piomingo Day,” according to a proclamation read by Mayor Jack Reed Jr.
Reed was among those present at the brief ceremony. Others included members of the Rotary Club, which in 2005 had commissioned and erected the bronze statue of the 18th century warrior, and a representative of the Chickasaw Nation.
Brad Lieb, cultural resources specialist for the Chickasaw Nation’s Department of Homeland Affairs, said the statue and the annual commemoration will strengthen the bond between the tribe and the people of Tupelo.
The Chickasaw Nation also celebrates Piomingo Day the second Monday of October, which coincides with Columbus Day.
“Columbus Day seems a poignant, pertinent time to read the proclamation and show Tupelo’s love of the ancestral Homeland of the Chickasaw Nation,” Reed said.