November is Native American Heritage month and what better time to dive deeper into Native American history and culture this by visiting or taking part in one of several cultural opportunities below!
LeFlore County Museum | Poteau
Featuring more than 25 rooms full of artifacts and two revolving exhibit rooms, the LeFlore County Museum offers a Veteran’s Room with artifacts from the Civil War all the way up to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Additionally, you can study artifacts from the Spiro Mound Indians as well as runestones from areas such as Poteau, Shawnee and Warner. Discover what the LeFlore County Museum has to offer Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Choctaw Cultural Center | Calera
The Choctaw Cultural Center offers a variety of learning experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy an immersive experiences and cultural interactions. From cultural art forms, social dancing to learning how to make your own traditional meal, there is something for everyone! To learn more on all the activities and special events Choctaw Cultural Center has going on this November visit, choctawculturalcenter.com
The Choctaw Nation Cultural Center is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Learn about the language of the ancestors
Learn about the language of the ancestors who walked the “Trail of Tears” and take part in virtual online classes. The Choctaw Nation Language Community classes are taught free of charge. To learn more visit, choctawschool.com
Choctaw Capitol Museum | Tuskahoma
At the historic capitol grounds of the Choctaw Nation stands the original Council House where the Choctaw government operated from 1884-1907. Visitors can browse through the Trail of Tears exhibit and learn about the rich history and culture of the Choctaw people, including family life, art, military service and much more. Be sure to visit the special memorial exhibit honoring the Choctaw Code Talkers and check out the many unique sculptures and statues on the Capitol Grounds.
This November Choctaw Country hopes you to take some time to learn and share the rich culture of the Choctaw people Wear a piece of traditional clothing or jewelry, tell a story about your heritage, or simply wear a Choctaw t-shirt. Hurry up, Slow Down and embrace Native American culture in Choctaw Country.
Things to Do
- Old Military Trail
- Carnasaw Nature Trail
- Lake View Lodge Trail
- McCurtain County Veterans’ Memorial Museum
- The Maze of Hochatown