Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site To Host Chickasaw Nation Dancers August 25-26

WICKLIFFE, Ky. – (Aug. 11, 2023) – The Chickasaw Nation Dancers will present their traditional dances and songs at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site Aug. 25-26.

Friday, Aug. 25, is Education Day. Cultural presentations will be geared toward school groups, students and homeschoolers with free performances at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Contact the park to schedule your school/homeschool for either the morning or afternoon performance.  

On Saturday, Aug. 26, the Chickasaw Dancers will perform for public audiences at 10:30 a.m. and at 2 p.m. Cultural presentations and demonstrations of stickball games, flute music, drumming, regalia, arts and storytelling will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This event is included in the museum admission of $5 for adults and $3 for children. For more information, please call the park office at 270-335-3681, email carla.hildebrand@ky.gov or visit our website at parks.ky.gov.

Kentucky is home to 44 state parks, including 17 resort parks and 13 golf courses. For more information about Kentucky State Parks, visit parks.ky.gov.

This project is partially funded by Kentucky Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment of the Humanities or Kentucky Humanities.

About the Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe
The Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe was formed in 1992 to educate, preserve and restore Chickasaw dance traditions. By keeping this tradition alive, the dance troupe is able to share the ancient arts of shell shaking, stomp dancing and songs with people from around the world. In this respect, the dance troupe serves as a goodwill ambassador for the tribe. The Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe has performed at universities, festivals and ceremonial gatherings across the country.

About Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is an archaeological site of a Native American village of the Mississippian culture. The site is located on land once claimed by the Chickasaws and other tribes and is part of the Jackson Purchase treaty of 1818 with the Chickasaws. The park features a museum, mounds, walking trail, picnic area, visitors center with tourism information and a gift shop. The park is located along the Mississippi River’s Great River Road National Scenic Byway and the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail Auto Tour Route at 94 Green Street, Highway 51-60-62, Wickliffe, Ballard County, Kentucky.