The project preserves Choctaw culture and history by recording and safeguarding interviews with Choctaws for future generations. Many interviewees are tribal elders and first speakers of the Choctaw language, and are interviewed by their family members. Interviews cover a wide variety of topics but always highlight underlying themes that are important to us:
- Collective Knowledge
- Historical Events
- Tribal History
Native American oral tradition
Seth Fairchild, Executive Director of the Chahta Foundation spoke at TEDxSMU on Native American Oral Storytelling & History.
We’re always glad to accept referrals for Choctaw elders and their family members to interview. If you have a referral or would like to schedule an interview, please contact us using the information below.
We hope you enjoy our storytelling videos at Vimeo.
- Virginia Espinoza
- Eugene Youree-Dead Dog Tag Crew and General Patton
- Stella Long-Early Life
- Stella Long-Songs of the Eagle and Bear
- Ruth Frazier McMillan-Her Father and the War
- Eleanor Caldwell-Choctaw Hymn
- Eleanor Caldwell-Punishment
- Gwen Coleman Lester-Favorite Piece of Work
- Rhonda Anderson & Bo Miller-Being Choctaw in School
- Rhonda Anderson & Bo Miller-Choctaw Speaking in their Family
We hope you enjoy the stories listed below.