The search for Chicaza: A lost tribal village connects present , past

More than 300 years ago, the Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto set out from Spanish Florida on an expedition to explore North America. Archaeologists have long debated the exact path he took and what occurred during his journey along the ‘De Soto Trail,’ but at least one point is undisputed: de Soto encountered Chickasaw Indians in the Mississippi village of Chicaza.

To continue reading go to Florida Museum of Natural History.

Chickasaw Homeland Tour

Chickasaw citizens interested in a unique cultural experience in the historic Chickasaw Homelands have until Sept. 5 to apply for “History of the Chickasaws on the Natchez Trace.”

This weeklong trip will give citizens opportunities to perform research and meet archaeological experts on the Chickasaw Homelands, while discovering personal connections to their ancestral lands.

For an application and more information, contact the department of culture and humanities at (580) 436-7258.

2015 Chickasaw Festival Announced

Save the Date: Join us for the 2015 Chickasaw Nation Annual Meeting and Festival beginning Sept. 25.

The weeklong celebration culminates with Gov. Anoatubby’s State of the Nation Address on Saturday, Oct. 3, in Tishomingo. ‪#‎ChickasawFestival‬