SULPHUR, Okla. (KTEN) — The Three Sisters Celebration is underway at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, offering insight into tribal history and tradition heading into the spring season.

The Three Sisters Celebration is a historical tradition practiced by the Chickasaws, exemplified in the planting of the three sister crops: Corn, beans and squash.

"We are able to pass this down, generation to generation," said Fran Parchcorn, executive officer at the cultural center. "That shows a kinship to how the Chickasaw people see ourselves."

While the week-long celebration is centralized around agriculture, other Chickasaw heritage is on display, including stick ball, bow-and-arrow crafting, and stomp dancing.

"I've done dancing since I was little, going out to stomp dances and things like that," said Chickasaw cultural specialist Blake Nucosee. "A lot of these songs we're showing them are actually not allowed, usually, out in public. The purpose of these demonstrations is to show that we're still around. We're still a people. We're still here today."

Parchcorn said this week's celebration has brought in more than 2,300 people from different parts of the country, just days after the Chickasaw Native Film Festival.

"I think it's, honestly, our best festival that we have out here just for us," Nucosee said. "We get to show some of our food that we don't even, personally, get to eat too often, like the Three Sisters stew."

The Three Sisters Celebration continues through Saturday with stomp dances and singing at the traditional village. Admission is free.