Museum of Mississippi History
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Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Enduring Cultures

By Gorilla Web | December 11, 2015 | Collection,Uncategorized

2014.29.1ab-3 – This beaded necklace and collar, cooking pot, and ceremonial fan are all modern pieces made by artisans from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The jewelry pieces are modern based on tradition styles. The pottery cooking pot, or Chahta Shutushi, is a miniature of the style that Choctaw people made 800 years ago in the Southeast. The fan is a modern artifact made to resemble fans used by Choctaw ancestors. These items are displayed in the Enduring Cultures gallery of the Museum of Mississippi History, which discusses the culture of the native population of Mississippi through the present day.