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Honor Garden

The Chickasaw Nation Aaholiitobli' Honor Garden is a beautiful and serene monument dedicated to individuals inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame. Its peaceful setting invites visitors to reflect and view the etched granite plaques commemorating each inductee since 1987.

Governor Bill Anoatubby’s vision of honoring Chickasaws who have distinguished themselves and the Chickasaw Nation led to the dedication of the Aaholiitobli' Honor Garden in 2010.

New members are added to the honor garden each year to honor our past and the people who have made the Chickasaw Nation successful.

Located adjacent to the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma, the Chickasaw Nation Aaholiitobli' Honor Garden is crafted from natural elements including rock, granite and copper. The architecture is an original design inspired by the four directions and incorporating spiral symbols indicative of traditional Chickasaw culture.

Patterns of wind and water are used in the unique sidewalk design, and open sky and botanical features add to the visitor experience.

At the center of the garden is a granite fountain adorned with copper feathers and natural stone. Built as an official Oklahoma Centennial Project, the fountain sits in a pool of flowing water which is directed down a path through the garden, and then seemingly disappears into the landscape.

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