RIDGELAND, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway and the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi will host Joseph Wolf from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma on Friday, June 1, 2018, at 11:00 am at the Mississippi Craft Center.
Wolf, community liaison with the historic preservation department of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, will present a 30-minute program about Choctaw history and culture, including the history of Chisha Foka. Chisha Foka, which roughly translates to “among the post oaks,” was the Choctaw settlement that once stood where the City of Jackson is today.
“We are honored to host Mr. Wolf and look forward to hearing more about the culture that thrived along the Old Natchez Trace, and continues to prosper today,” said Superintendent Mary Risser.
In addition to promoting Choctaw heritage and culture through presentations, Wolf documents historic sites in the Mississippi homelands and within the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. A resident of Durant, Oklahoma, he is also a registered artist with the Choctaw Nation.
For additional information on this event, call (662) 680-4027 or visit the park’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NatchezTraceParkwayNPS. The Mississippi Craft Center is located at 950 Rice Road in Ridgeland, Mississippi. For additional information about the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, visit www.craftsmensguildofms.org.