- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

SULPHUR, Okla. (AP) - The Chickasaw Nation is celebrating five years of sharing the tribe’s culture and tradition at the Chickasaw Cultural Center.

More than 365,000 guests from around the world have experienced the story of the Oklahoma-based Chickasaw Nation. The Chickasaw Cultural Center’s 109-acre campus has hosted international guests as well as local school children.

More than 39,000 visitors have experienced the exhibit titled: “Dugout Canoes: Paddling through the Americas.” The exhibit, which is open until Sept. 27, features American dugouts from ancient times to the present. It features a 400-year-old pine dugout canoe and paddle as well as ancient dugouts found in a Florida lake.

A special exhibit features historical tribal beadwork from pre-European contact. It features 200-year-old artifacts as well as Chickasaw and southeastern tribal beadwork from pre-European contact through today.

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