The Chickasaw Nation Cultural Center will be hosting A Native American Nachi (Quilt) Exhibit in the Aapisa' Art Gallery until June 30th. Native American artisans work in many diverse textiles, including leatherwork, intricate beading, woven yarn and cloth, and woven rugs. As settlers and missionaries moved west across our Homeland, Chickasaws traded for the settlers’ beautifully colored cloth. Through continued trade, and later as the cultures meshed, Chickasaw women made quilts from this colored cloth. Using their skills and creativity, they also incorporated their own cultural designs in the patterns.