AUDIO RESOURCES

Here you can find audio related to cultural topic and traditions, traditional songs, storytelling and personal experiences from elders.  Items were collected from public and private collections. 

Rabbit and Turtle Race

A retelling of the Tortoise and the Hare, with a Choctaw twist. As told in the Choctaw language by Gus Comby

Choctaw Wedding Story

Describes what planning goes into a Choctaw Wedding and at the end tells a humorous story of a man and his journey to win the hand of his wife. Told by Jim Gardner in the Choctaw Language

Choctaw Cry Ceremony

Jackson Isaac provides a brief description of the Choctaw Cry Cermony, an ancient practice that was once used to help families cope with the loss of their loved ones.

Discrimination

In an interview done by the Mississippi Oral History project at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hubert Wesley recounts stories from his childhood. Hubert tells of the discrimination him and other Choctaws faced when working, and in other places such as the movies.

How The Possum Got His Tail

A short Choctaw tale of why the Possum’s tail is the way it is. As told by Gus Comby and recorded in 1985

Moving to Find Work

In an interview done by the Mississippi Oral History project at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hubert Wesley recounts stories from his childhood. Here he tells of when he and a gorup of Choctaws left the reservation in search of work, and the journey that they had taken.

How Bear Got Its Short Tail

A Choctaw tale of why the Bear’s tail is short. As told by Gus Comby in the Choctaw language and recorded in 1985

How We Passed the Braves Ceremony

In an interview done by the Mississippi Oral History project at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hubert Wesley recounts stories from his childhood. A ceremony done when he was a youth, Hubert recounts what he and a group of other boys did when put through this event he called the Braves Ceremony.

Moving to Find work

In an interview done by the Mississippi Oral History project at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hubert Wesley recounts stories from his childhood. Here he tells of when he and a gorup of Choctaws left the reservation in search of work, and the journey that they had taken.

Moving to Find work

In an interview done by the Mississippi Oral History project at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hubert Wesley recounts stories from his childhood. Here he tells of when he and a gorup of Choctaws left the reservation in search of work, and the journey that they had taken.

Discrimination

In an interview done by the Mississippi Oral History project at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hubert Wesley recounts stories from his childhood. Hubert tells of the discrimination him and other Choctaws faced when working, and in other places such as the movies.

Discrimination

In an interview done by the Mississippi Oral History project at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hubert Wesley recounts stories from his childhood. Hubert tells of the discrimination him and other Choctaws faced when working, and in other places such as the movies.

Braves Ceremony

In an interview done by the Mississippi Oral History project at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hubert Wesley recounts stories from his childhood. A ceremony done when he was a youth, Hubert recounts what he and a group of other boys did when put through this event he called the Braves Ceremony.

Braves Ceremony

In an interview done by the Mississippi Oral History project at the University of Southern Mississippi, Hubert Wesley recounts stories from his childhood. A ceremony done when he was a youth, Hubert recounts what he and a group of other boys did when put through this event he called the Braves Ceremony.