Thursday, May 31, 2012

Choctaw Expressions At Crafts Center

Choctaw Expressions Showcased
At Mississippi Craft Center

The Mississippi Craft Center will present Choctaw Expressions as the featured cultural and historical exhibit for the month of June.

The presentation will showcase the rich and unique heritage of the Mississippi Choctaw Indians with traditional cultural arts and artifacts. The exhibition is set to open to the public on Friday, June 1 at 10 a.m.

The Mississippi Craft Center, located in Ridgeland, Miss., is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with free admission and will highlight this unique event through June 31.

Opening day of the exhibit will include cultural educational interactive activities presented by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ Department of Chahta Immi. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in five learning stations that include: beading, corn husk doll making, pottery making, rabbit stick throwing, storytelling, and Choctaw social dancing.

Visitors will also have an opportunity to look into Choctaw history through a timeline display that highlights historical events that shaped the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Choctaw Expressions was designed by the Choctaw Museum for the purpose of sharing Choctaw culture with the general public, to cultivate appreciation and provide insight into Choctaw traditions.

For more information about Choctaw Expressions, contact the Choctaw Museum at (601) 650 –1685 or the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ Office of Public Information at (601) 663–7532.

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, under the leadership of Tribal Chief Phyliss J. Anderson, has an enrolled membership of over 10,000 people and is the only federally recognized tribe in the State of Mississippi. Headquartered in Choctaw, Mississippi, the Tribe has emerged as a leader in economic development. The tribe provides a range of governmental services including schools, a hospital, medical clinics, police and fire protection, courts, an elderly center, among many others. Chief Phyliss J. Anderson serves as the first female Chief in Mississippi Choctaw history.

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