Department of Parks
Chickasaw Exhibit at Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
WICKLIFFE, Ky. -- Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site will be hosting a special exhibit about the Chickasaw Nation’s history from Aug. 1-March 31, 2011.
The exhibit, called “Hina Lawa Linoatok: We Have Walked Many Roads,” consists of interpretive panels and details on the history of the Chickasaw people from their creation to the contemporary life of the Chickasaw Nation.
The Chickasaw are a Native American tribe in Oklahoma whose homeland was part of what is now Mississippi, Tennessee and western Kentucky. The Jackson Purchase Treaty with the Chickasaw of 1818 outlined the boundary of Chickasaw lands in western Kentucky, which incorporates the area where Wickliffe Mounds is located.
The Chickasaw Nation, Museum and Historic Sites, Division of History and Culture, has loaned Wickliffe Mounds an exhibit that tells their story from migration and removal to the Bureau of Indian Affairs’ Indian relocation program, the annual Chickasaw festival and their celebrated heroes of today.
Visitors may view the exhibit, free of charge, in the Welcome Center from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., August through November 2010. For information on days and hours in the winter, call the park office at 270-335-3681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the park is also available at www.parks.ky.gov
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is an archaeological site of a Native American village of the Mississippian culture dating to 1100 to 1350 AD. Museum exhibits interpret the Mississippian mound-builders, artifacts and archaeological methods, and history of the site. The park is located on highway 51/60/62 along the Great River Road and National Scenic Byway in Wickliffe.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov