Chitimacha Museum

Chitimacha Museum

Marketechs’ first introduction to the cultural rainbow that is coastal Louisiana came through the National Park Service with a contract to fabricate and install exhibits for the new Chitimacha Cultural Center. Special exhibits reproduced a palmetto hut and the life form of a great 18th-century tribal leader. Additional exhibits highlighted the intricate artistry of Chitimacha basket-making, showcased a rare surviving 18th-century great canoe and recorded tribe members’ historical contributions to their society and mainstream American life. The exhibit helped to spur investment in programs to resurrect the Chitimacha langauge and pass it and tribal traditions to future generations.