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Winter Tradition Continues at Choctaw Cultural Center


November 22, 2022

Photos by Christian Toews / Choctaw Nation

DURANT, Okla. (Nov. 21, 2022) – The Choctaw Cultural Center offered the public a messy, but educational opportunity recently for a hands-on experience to "mud" a traditional Choctaw winter home. Early-day Choctaws gathered mud from nearby rivers and creeks, water, and hay or grass to make a sticky clay. That material would bind between logs of the structure. This method would serve as insulation and a protective shell against the natural elements. More than 20 participants joined in the session held earlier this month. "The guests enjoyed the experience and community efforts like our ancestors," said Brenner Billy, program coordinator at the center. Activities for all ages are scheduled through the holiday season at the Choctaw Cultural Center and can be found on the Events page of

Photos by Christian Toews / Choctaw Nation


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