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The Chickasaw
Chickasaw
(/ˈtʃɪkəsɔː/ CHIK-ə-saw) are an indigenous people of the Southeastern Woodlands. Their traditional territory was in the Southeastern United States
United States
of Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee.[2] They are of the Muskogean
Muskogean
language family and are federally recognized as the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Nation. Sometime prior to the first European contact, the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
migrated from western regions and moved east of the Mississippi
Mississippi
River, where they settled mostly in present-day northeast Mississippi
Mississippi
and into Lawrence County, Tennessee.[3] That is where they encountered European explorers and traders, having relationships with French, English and Spanish during the colonial years. The United States
United States
considered the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
one of the Five Civilized Tribes, as they adopted numerous practices of European Americans. Resisting European-American settlers encroaching on their territory, they were forced by the US to sell their country in 1832 Treaty of Pontotoc Creek
Treaty of Pontotoc Creek
and move to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) during the era of Indian Removal
Indian Removal
in the 1830s. Most Chickasaw
Chickasaw
now live in Oklahoma.[3] The Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation
in Oklahoma
Oklahoma
is the 13th largest federally recognized tribe in the United States. Its members are related to the Choctaw
Choctaw
and share a common history with them. The Chickasaw
Chickasaw
are divided in two groups (moieties): the Impsaktea and the Intcutwalipa. They traditionally followed a system of matrilineal descent, in which children were considered to be part of the mother's clan, whence they gained their status. Some property was controlled by women, and hereditary leadership in the tribe passed through the maternal line.

Contents

1 Etymology 2 History 3 Tribal lands

3.1 United States
United States
relations

3.1.1 Treaty of Hopewell
Treaty of Hopewell
(1786) 3.1.2 Treaty of 1818 3.1.3 Colbert legacy (19th century)

3.2 Treaty of Pontotoc Creek
Treaty of Pontotoc Creek
and Removal (1832-1837) 3.3 American Civil War
American Civil War
(1861)

3.3.1 Government 3.3.2 Treaties 3.3.3 Post–Civil War 3.3.4 Culture

4 Notable Chickasaw 5 See also 6 Footnotes 7 Further reading 8 External links

Etymology[edit] The name Chickasaw, as noted by anthropologist John Swanton, belonged to a Chickasaw
Chickasaw
leader.[4] Chickasaw
Chickasaw
is the English spelling of Chikashsha (Muskogee pronunciation: [tʃikaʃːa]), meaning "rebel" or "comes from Chicsa". A documented prior source was when the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto
Hernando de Soto
named them as "Chicaza" when De Soto's expedition came into contact with them in 1540 as the first Europeans that explored the North American south east.[5][6] History[edit]

A c. 1724 English copy of a deerskin Catawba map of the tribes between Charleston (left) and Virginia (right) following the displacements of a century of disease and enslavement and the 1715–7 Yamasee War. The Chickasaw
Chickasaw
are labelled as "Chickisa".

The origin of the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
is uncertain. Twentieth-century scholars, such as the archaeologist Patricia Galloway, theorize that the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
and Choctaw
Choctaw
split into as distinct peoples in the 17th century from the remains of Plaquemine culture
Plaquemine culture
and other groups whose ancestors had lived in the Lower Mississippi
Mississippi
Valley for thousands of years.[7] When Europeans first encountered them, the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
were living in villages in what is now Northeastern Mississippi. The Chickasaw
Chickasaw
migrated into Mississippi.[8] Their oral history says they migrated along with the Choctaw
Choctaw
from west of the Mississippi River into present-day Mississippi
Mississippi
in prehistoric times. The Mississippian Ideological Interaction Sphere
Mississippian Ideological Interaction Sphere
spanned the Eastern Woodlands. The Mississippian cultures emerged from previous moundbuilding societies by 880 CE. They built complex, dense villages supporting a stratified society, with centers throughout the Mississippi
Mississippi
and Ohio River Valleys and their tributaries. In the 15th century, proto- Chickasaw
Chickasaw
people left the Tombigbee Valley after the collapse of the Moundville chiefdom and settled into the upper Yazoo and Pearl River valleys in Mississippi. Historians Arrell Gibson and anthropology John R. Swanton believed the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Old Fields were in Madison County, Alabama.[9]

These people (the Choctaw) are the only nation from whom I could learn any idea of a traditional account of a first origin; and that is their coming out of a hole in the ground, which they shew between their nation and the Chickasaws; they tell us also that their neighbours were surprised at seeing a people rise at once out of the earth. — Bernard Romans, Natural History of East and West Florida

Another version of the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
creation story is that they arose at Nanih Waiya, a great earthwork mound built about 300 CE by Woodland peoples. It is also sacred to the Choctaw, who have a similar story about it. The mound was built about 1400 years before the coalescence of each of these peoples as ethnic groups.

The second leg of the de Soto Expedition, from Apalachee
Apalachee
to the Chicaza

The first European contact with the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
ancestors was in 1540 when the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto encountered them and stayed in one of their towns, most likely near present-day Tupelo, Mississippi. After various disagreements, the American Indians attacked the De Soto expedition in a nighttime raid, nearly destroying it. The Spanish moved on quickly.[10] The Chickasaw
Chickasaw
began to trade with the British after the colony of Carolina was founded in 1670.[11] With British-supplied guns, the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
raided their neighbors and enemies the Choctaw, capturing some members and selling them into Indian slavery to the British. When the Choctaw
Choctaw
acquired guns from the French, power between the tribes became more equalized and the slave raids stopped. Allied with the British, the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
were often at war with the French and the Choctaw
Choctaw
in the 18th century, such as in the Battle of Ackia on May 26, 1736. Skirmishes continued until France
France
ceded its claims to the region east of the Mississippi
Mississippi
River after being defeated by the British in the Seven Years' War
Seven Years' War
(called the French and Indian War in North America). Following the American Revolutionary War, in 1793-94, Chickasaw
Chickasaw
fought as allies of the new United States
United States
under General Anthony Wayne
Anthony Wayne
against the Indians of the old Northwest Territory. The Shawnee
Shawnee
and other, allied Northwest Indians were defeated in the Battle of Fallen Timbers on August 20, 1794. The 19th-century historian Horatio Cushman wrote, "Neither the Choctaws nor Chicksaws ever engaged in war against the American people, but always stood as their faithful allies." Cushman believed the Chickasaw, along with the Choctaw, may have had origins in present-day Mexico
Mexico
and migrated north.[8] That theory does not have consensus; archeological research, as noted above, has revealed the peoples had long histories in the Mississippi
Mississippi
area and independently developed complex cultures. Tribal lands[edit] In 1797, a general appraisal of the tribe and its territorial bounds was made by Abraham Bishop of New Haven, who wrote:

The Chickasaws are a nation of Indians who inhabit the country on the east side of the Mississippi, on the head branches of the Tombeckbe (sic), Mobille and Yazoo rivers. Their country is an extensive plain, tolerably well watered from springs, and a pretty good soil. They have seven towns, and their number of fighting men is estimated at 575.[12]

United States
United States
relations[edit]

Sculpture of a stylized 18th-century Chickasaw
Chickasaw
warrior by Enoch Kelly Haney, at the Chickasaw Cultural Center
Chickasaw Cultural Center
in Oklahoma

George Washington
George Washington
(first U.S. President) and Henry Knox
Henry Knox
(first U.S. Secretary of War) proposed the cultural transformation of Native Americans.[13] Washington believed that Native Americans were equals, but that their society was inferior. He formulated a policy to encourage the "civilizing" process, and Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
continued it.[14] The historian Robert Remini wrote, "They presumed that once the Indians adopted the practice of private property, built homes, farmed, educated their children, and embraced Christianity, these Native Americans would win acceptance from white Americans."[15] Washington's six-point plan included impartial justice toward Indians; regulated buying of Indian lands; promotion of commerce; promotion of experiments to civilize or improve Indian society; presidential authority to give presents; and punishing those who violated Indian rights.[16] The government appointed Indian agents, such as Benjamin Hawkins, who became Superintendent of Indian Affairs for all the territory south of the Ohio River. He and other agents lived among the Indians to teach them, through example and instruction, how to live like whites.[13] Hawkins married a Muscogee Creek
Muscogee Creek
woman and lived with her people for decades. In the 19th century, the Chickasaw increasingly adopted European-American practices, as they established schools, adopted yeoman farming practices, converted to Christianity, and built homes in styles like their European-American neighbors. Treaty of Hopewell
Treaty of Hopewell
(1786)[edit]

A sketch of a Chickasaw
Chickasaw
by Bernard Romans, 1775

The Chickasaw
Chickasaw
signed the Treaty of Hopewell
Treaty of Hopewell
in 1786. Article 11 of that treaty states: "The hatchet shall be forever buried, and the peace given by the United States
United States
of America, and friendship re-established between the said States on the one part, and the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
nation on the other part, shall be universal, and the contracting parties shall use their utmost endeavors to maintain the peace given as aforesaid, and friendship re-established." Benjamin Hawkins attended this signing. Treaty of 1818[edit] In 1818, leaders of the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
signed a treaty ceding all claims to land north of the southern border of Tennessee.[17] The Chickasaw
Chickasaw
were allowed to retain a four-square-mile reservation, but were required to lease the land to European immigrants. Colbert legacy (19th century)[edit] In the mid-18th century, a Scots trader by the name of James Logan Colbert settled in Chickasaw
Chickasaw
country and lived there for the next 40 years, where he married three high-ranking Chickasaw
Chickasaw
women in succession.[18] Chickasaw
Chickasaw
chiefs and high-status women found such marriages of strategic benefit to the tribe, as it gave them advantages with traders over other groups. Colbert and his wives had numerous children, including seven sons: William, Jonathan, George, Levi, Samuel, Joseph, and Pittman (or James). Six survived to adulthood (Jonathan died young.) The Chickasaw
Chickasaw
had a matrilineal system, in which children were considered born into the mother's clan; and they gained their status in the tribe from her family. Property and hereditary leadership passed through the maternal line, and the mother's eldest brother was the main male mentor of the children, especially of boys. Because of the status of their mothers, for nearly a century, the Colbert- Chickasaw
Chickasaw
sons and their descendants provided critical leadership during the tribe's greatest challenges. They had the advantage of growing up bilingual. Of these six sons, William Colbert served with General Andrew Jackson during the Creek Wars
Creek Wars
of 1813-14. His brothers Levi and George Colbert also had military service in support of the United States. In addition, the two each served as interpreters and negotiators for chiefs of the tribe during the period of removal. Levi Colbert served as principal chief, which may have been a designation by the Americans, who did not understand the decentralized nature of the chiefs' council, based on the tribe reaching broad consensus for major decisions. An example is that more than 40 chiefs from the Chickasaw Council, representing clans and villages, signed a letter in November 1832 by Levi Colbert to President Andrew Jackson, complaining about treaty negotiations with his appointee General John Coffee.[19] After Levi's death in 1834, his brother George Colbert succeeded him as chief and principal negotiator, because he also spoke English. Treaty of Pontotoc Creek
Treaty of Pontotoc Creek
and Removal (1832-1837)[edit] Main article: Treaty of Pontotoc Creek In 1832 after the state of Mississippi
Mississippi
declared its jurisdiction over the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Indians, outlawing tribal self-governance, Chickasaw chiefs assembled at the national council house on October 20, 1832 and signed the Treaty of Pontotoc Creek, ceding their remaining Mississippi
Mississippi
territory to the U.S. and agreeing to find land and relocate west of the Mississippi
Mississippi
River. Between 1832 and 1837, the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
would make further negotiations and arrangements for their removal.[20]

Historic Marker in Marion, Arkansas
Marion, Arkansas
for the Trail of Tears

Unlike other tribes who received land grants in exchange for ceding territory, the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
held out for financial compensation: they were to receive $3 million U.S. dollars from the United States
United States
for their lands east of the Mississippi
Mississippi
River.[21] In 1836 after a bitter five-year debate within the tribe, the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
had reached an agreement to purchase land in Indian Territory
Indian Territory
from the previously removed Choctaw. They paid the Choctaw
Choctaw
$530,000 for the westernmost part of their land. The first group of Chickasaw
Chickasaw
moved in 1837. For nearly 30 years, the US did not pay the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
the $3 million it owed them for their historic territory in the Southeast. The Chickasaw
Chickasaw
gathered at Memphis, Tennessee, on July 4, 1837, with all of their portable assets: belongings, livestock, and enslaved African Americans. Three thousand and one Chickasaw
Chickasaw
crossed the Mississippi
Mississippi
River, following routes established by the Choctaw
Choctaw
and Creek.[21] During the journey, often called the Trail of Tears
Trail of Tears
by all the Southeast tribes that had to make it, more than 500 Chickasaw
Chickasaw
died of dysentery and smallpox.

In the 1850s Holmes Colbert
Holmes Colbert
(Chickasaw) helped write the constitution of the nation in Indian Territory.

When the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
reached Indian Territory, the United States
United States
began to administer to them through the Choctaw
Choctaw
Nation, and later merged them for administrative reasons. The Chickasaw
Chickasaw
wrote their own constitution in the 1850s, an effort contributed to by Holmes Colbert. After several decades of mistrust between the two peoples, in the twentieth century, the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
re-established their independent government. They are federally recognized as the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Nation. The government is headquartered in Ada, Oklahoma. American Civil War
American Civil War
(1861)[edit] The Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation
was the first of the Five Civilized Tribes
Five Civilized Tribes
to become allies of the Confederate States of America.[22] In addition, they resented the United States
United States
government, which had forced them off their lands and failed to protect them against the Plains tribes in the West. In 1861, as tensions rose related to the sectional conflict, the US Army abandoned Fort Washita, leaving the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Nation defenseless against the Plains tribes. Confederate officials recruited the American Indian tribes with suggestions of an Indian state if they were victorious in the Civil War. The Chickasaw
Chickasaw
passed a resolution allying with the Confederacy, which was signed by Governor Cyrus Harris on May 25, 1861.

Up to this time, our protection was in the United States
United States
troops stationed at Fort Washita, under the command of Colonel Emory. But he, as soon as the Confederate troops had entered our country, at once abandoned us and the Fort; and, to make his flight more expeditious and his escape more sure, employed Black Beaver, a Shawnee
Shawnee
Indian, under a promise to him of five thousand dollars, to pilot him and his troops out of the Indian country safely without a collision with the Texas Confederates; which Black Beaver accomplished. By this act the United States
United States
abandoned the Choctaws and Chickasaws. . . Then, there being- no other alternative by which to save their country and property, they, as the less of the two evils that confronted them, went with the Southern Confederacy. — Julius Folsom, September 5, 1891, letter to H. B. Cushman

At the beginning of the American Civil War, Albert Pike
Albert Pike
was appointed as Confederate envoy to Native Americans. In this capacity he negotiated several treaties, including the Treaty with Choctaws and Chickasaws in July 1861. The treaty covered sixty-four terms, covering many subjects such as Choctaw
Choctaw
and Chickasaw
Chickasaw
nation sovereignty, Confederate States of America
Confederate States of America
citizenship possibilities, and an entitled delegate in the House of Representatives of the Confederate States of America.[23] Because the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
sided with the Confederate States of America
Confederate States of America
during the American Civil War, they had to forfeit some of their land afterward. In addition, the US renegotiated their treaty, insisting on their emancipation of slaves and offering citizenship to those who wanted to stay in the Chickasaw Nation. If they returned to the United States, they would have US citizenship.[21]

This was the first time in history the Chickasaws have ever made war against an English speaking people. — Governor Cyrus Harris, As Chickasaw
Chickasaw
troops marched against the Union, 1860s.[22]

Government[edit] Main article: Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Nation The Chickasaws were first combined with the Choctaw
Choctaw
Nation and their area was called the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
District. Although originally the western boundary of the Choctaw
Choctaw
Nation extended to the 100th meridian, virtually no Chickasaw
Chickasaw
lived west of the Cross Timbers. The area was subject to continual raiding by the Indians on the Southern Plains. The United States
United States
eventually leased the area between the 100th and 98th meridians for the use of the Plains tribes. The area was referred to as the "Leased District".[24] Treaties[edit]

Treaty Year Signed with Where Main Purpose Ceded Land

Treaty with the Chickasaw[25] 1786 United States Hopwell, SC Peace and Protection provided by the U.S. and Define boundaries N/A

Treaty with the Chickasaw[26] 1801 United States Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Nation Right to make wagon road through the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Nation, Acknowledge the protection provided by the U.S. (Not Available yet)

Treaty with the Chickasaw[27] 1805 United States Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Nation Eliminate debt to U.S. merchants and traders (Not Available yet)

Treaty of with the Chickasaw[28] 1816 United States Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Nation Cede land, provide allowances, and tracts reserved to Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Nation (Not Available yet)

Treaty of with the Chickasaw[29] 1818 United States Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Nation Cede land, payments for land cession, and Define boundaries (Not Available yet)

Treaty of Franklin[30] (un-ratified) 1830 United States Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Nation, See Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 7[31] Cede lands east of the Mississippi
Mississippi
River and provide protection for the 'weak' tribe (Not Available yet)

Treaty of Pontotoc[32] 1832 United States Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Nation Removal and Monetary gain from the sale of land 6,422,400 acres (25,991 km2).[21]

Post–Civil War[edit]

Fred Tecumseh Waite, a cowboy and Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation
statesman

Because of their siding with the Confederacy, after the Civil War the United States
United States
government made a new peace treaty with the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
in 1866. It included the provision that they emancipate the slaves and provide those who wanted to stay in the Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation
with full citizenship; they and their descendants became known as the Chickasaw Freedmen. Descendants of the Freedmen continue to live in Oklahoma. Today, the Choctaw- Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Freedmen Association of Oklahoma represents their interests.[33] The Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation
never granted citizenship to the Chickasaw freedmen. The only way blacks could become citizens at that time was to have Chickasaw
Chickasaw
parents or to petition for citizenship and go through the same process as any other race to gain citizenship, if they were of known Chickasaw
Chickasaw
descent. Because the Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation
had working relations with the Confederacy and did not adopt their freedmen after the Civil War, they were penalized by the U.S. Government. It took over half of their lands, with no compensation, although the territory had been negotiated as Chickasaw
Chickasaw
property in previous treaties for their use after removal.[citation needed] The Chaloklowa Chickasaw Indian People were recognized as a "state-recognized group" by South Carolina
South Carolina
in 2005. They are headquartered in Hemingway, South Carolina.[34] In 2003, they unsuccessfully petitioned the US Department of the Interior
US Department of the Interior
Bureau of Indian Affairs to try to receive federal recognition as an Indian tribe.[35] Culture[edit] The suffix -mingo (Chickasaw: minko) is used to identify a chief. For example, Tishomingo was the name of a famous Chickasaw
Chickasaw
chief. The towns of Tishomingo in Mississippi
Mississippi
and Oklahoma
Oklahoma
were named for him, as was Tishomingo County in Mississippi. South Carolina's Black Mingo Creek was named after a colonial Chickasaw
Chickasaw
chief, who controlled the lands around it as a hunting ground. Sometimes the suffix is spelled minko, but this most often occurs in older literary references. In 2010, the tribe opened the Chickasaw Cultural Center
Chickasaw Cultural Center
in Sulphur, Oklahoma. It includes the Chikasha Inchokka’ Traditional Village, Honor Garden, Sky and Water pavilion, and several in-depth exhibits about the diverse culture of the Chickasaw.[36] Notable Chickasaw[edit]

Bill Anoatubby, Governor of the Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation
since 1987 Charles David Carter, Democratic U. S. Congressman from Oklahoma[37] Edwin Carewe (1883–1940), movie actor and director[38] Levi Colbert, Chickasaw language
Chickasaw language
translator Tom Cole, Republican U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma Molly Culver, actress Kent DuChaine, American Blues singer and guitarist Hiawatha Estes, architect Bee Ho Gray, actor John Herrington, astronaut; first Native American in space Linda Hogan, Writer-in-Residence of the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Nation Kyle Keller, Head Men's Basketball Coach, Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks Miko Hughes, actor Wahoo McDaniel, pro wrestler, American Football League
American Football League
player Leona Mitchell, opera singer Rodd Redwing, actor Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate, composer and pianist Te Ata, traditional Indian storyteller and actress[39] Fred Waite, cowboy and Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation
statesman Jack Brisco
Jack Brisco
and Jerry Brisco, pro wrestling tag team Julia Jones, actress Neal A. McCaleb, Assistant U.S. Secretary for Indian Affairs (overseeing the BIA) under George W. Bush Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant U.S. Secretary for Indian Affairs under Barack Obama

See also[edit]

Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Nation Chickasaw
Chickasaw
language List of sites and peoples visited by the Hernando de Soto
Hernando de Soto
Expedition Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Wars Pashofa Perry Cohea

Footnotes[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

James F. Barnett, Jr., Mississippi's American Indians. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2012. Colin G. Calloway, The American Revolution in Indian Country. Cambridge University Press, 1995. Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr., The Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Freedmen: A People Without a Country. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1980.

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Wikisource
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has the text of the 1921 Collier's Encyclopedia
Collier's Encyclopedia
article Chickasaw.

The Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation
of Oklahoma, official site Chickasaw.tv The online video network of the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Nation. Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation
Industries (government contracting arm of the Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Nation) "Chickasaws: The Unconquerable People", a brief history by Greg O'Brien, Ph.D. Tishomingo Pashofa
Pashofa
recipe Tanshpashofa recipe Encyclopedia of Oklahoma
Oklahoma
History and Culture - Chickasaw

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Chickasaw

Culture and religion

Language Ababinili Four Mothers Society Green Corn Ceremony Panti' Pashofa Stomp dance

Government

Chickasaw
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Nation Chickasaw
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Campaign of 1736 Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Campaign of 1739 Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Wars Ex parte Joins Treaty of Hopewell Trail of Tears Treaty with Choctaws and Chickasaws Atoka Agreement (1897) Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation
v. United States
United States
(2001)

Places

Bloomfield Academy Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Cultural Center Chickasaw
Chickasaw
Nation Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation
Capitols Fort Jefferson Kullihoma Grounds New Savannah, Georgia Old Town Savannah Town, South Carolina Tishomingo City Hall White House of the Chickasaws

Media

KADA KADA-FM KAZC KCNP KTLS-FM KXFC KYKC

Casinos

Ada Gaming Center Chisholm Trail Casino Gold Mountain Casino Newcastle Casino Riverwind Casino SaltCreek Casino Treasure Valley Casino WinStar World Casino

Related

Choctaw Five Civilized Tribes

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Native American tribes in  Oklahoma

Federally recognized tribes

Absentee Shawnee Alabama-Quassarte Apache Caddo Cherokee Cheyenne and Arapaho Chickasaw Choctaw Citizen Potawatomi Comanche Delaware Nation Delaware Tribe Eastern Shawnee Fort Sill Apache Iowa Kaw Kialegee Kickapoo Kiowa Miami Modoc Muscogee (Creek) Osage Otoe-Missouria Ottawa Pawnee Peoria Ponca Quapaw Sac and Fox Seminole Seneca-Cayuga Shawnee Thlopthlocco Tonkawa United Keetoowah Wichita Wyandotte

Tribal languages (still spoken)

Alabama Arapaho Caddo Cayuga Cherokee Cheyenne Chickasaw Chiwere (Iowa and Otoe) Choctaw Comanche Delaware Koasati Hitchiti-Mikasuki Mescalero-Chiricahua Mesquakie (Fox, Kickapoo, and Sauk) Muscogee Osage Ottawa Pawnee Ponca Potawatomi Quapaw Seneca Shawnee Wic

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