Chickasaw River Culture and Passing on Traditions

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown May 21st, 2014 Last Updated on: May 21st, 2014

Michael Cornelius is a flute maker who specializes in crafting traditional Chickasaw flutes from river cane. His Chickasaw heritage fuels his desire to share his craft skills especially with his son. Listen as he speaks about why its important to pass ancient Chickasaw tradition from one generation to the next.ChickasawFlutemaker

River cane had many other uses in Chickasaw culture, not just in flute making. Listen to Michael Cornelius speak about its many uses in the culture.

To see more educational videos on Chickasaw culture, please visit Chickasaw.TV.

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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Jesse dawkins

Thank you for passing on the traditions

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