"If somebody is cold, or somebody doesn't have any clothing, the hunters would bring back those animals and the people would make clothing...
"If we were to have visitors that came from long distances, say from the area now known as North or South Carolina...They would find people within this village who were of the same clan. They would have a place to stay for the night. They would have a place to eat, and they would have entertainment. They could talk about the news of what was happening in their village." LaDonna Brown, Chickasaw Nation anthropologist.
This was once the location of a large Chickasaw Village. The sizes and shapes of their homes are marked on the ground. Interpretive signs share the site history which is located on a portion of Black Belt Prairie. Visit the Chickasaw Village site and imagine what it would have been like to live here hundreds of years ago.
Today, Chickasaw Village Site is a great location to see wildflowers and do some bird watching, as well as learn about Chickasaw culture.
The Blackland Prairie section of the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail runs through Chickasaw Village. There are also two short foot trail loops,and a horse trail loop.
Trails at the Chickasaw Village Site
A nature trail, horse trails, and the Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail (Blackland Prairie Section) all pass through the Chickasaw Village Site. Zoom around to find your trail.