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Bits of Interesting History ___"When the Choctaw people were removed from Mississippi to their reservation, in what is now southeastern Oklahoma, they maintained a tribal government, patterned in part after our own state and national governments." This isn't a long article, but it describes the system of government followed by the Choctaw Nation. - Text only - By W. C. Riggs - http://digital.library.okstate.edu/Chronicles/v007/v007p148.html 

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Choctaw Indians __ "An important tribe or confederacy of Muskogean stock formerly holding most of Southern Alabama and Mississippi, with adjoining portions of Louisiana, U.S.A., but now resident in Eastern Oklahoma. The origin and meaning of the name are uncertain. According to their own tradition, which agrees with linguistic evidence, they were formerly connected with the Chickasaw and crossed the Mississippi together from the West." - From Catholic Encyclopedia - http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03692a.htm

Choctaw __ "The Choctaw were descendants of the Mississippian culture and Hopewellian people, who lived throughout the east of the Mississippi River valley and its tributaries."  An encyclopedic article with links to related material. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choctaw

Choctaw __ "The Annual Choctaw Labor Day Celebration has become one of the largest and most well known events in Oklahoma today. Tourists and Choctaw alike can enjoy traditional cultural activities, annual Choctaw Princess Pageant, traditional foods, arts and crafts, sporting games, camping, fishing and musical entertainment."  A good introductory overview of the Choctaw. - From mnsu.edu - http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/northamerica/choctaw.html   

Choctaw Clothing __ You will find a history and explanation of Choctaw clothing. Page 2 has photos of Choctaw clothing. - From James and Marcia Foley - http://www.marciesalaskaweb.com/choctawclothing.htm

Choctaw History, Stories and Info __ You will find click-to-read articles on subjects ranging from funeral customs to government and law. - From Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma - http://www.choctawnation.com/ 



Choctaw Indian __ Learn about the history and culture of the Choctaw in this brief article. - From American Indian Tribe.com - http://www.choctawindian.com/default.htm

Choctaw Indian History __ "Choctaw (possibly a corruption of the Spanish chato, 'flat' or 'flattened,' alluding to the custom of these Indians of flattening the head). An overview of Choctaw history. - From accessgenealogy.com - http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/choctaw/chostawhist.htm

Choctaw Indians __ "Today, the Choctaw are split into three separate federally recognized tribes, each with their own government, as well as several state recognized choctaw tribes."  A general overview of the Choctaw.  Did you know that the second largest population of Choctaw is in California? - From aaanativearts.com - http://www.aaanativearts.com/choctaw-indians/index.html

Choctaw Language and the Choctaw Indian Tribe (Chahta, Choctaws) __ Choctaw language information, culture, history and genealogy of the Choctaw Indians including a kids' section with questions and answers. - From native-languages.org - http://www.native-languages.org/choctaw.htm



Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma __ The official website of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Read greetings and editorials by the nation's leaders. There is history, culture, current events and more. - illustrated - From Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma - http://www.choctawnation.com/ 

Encyclopedia of Alabama: MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians __ "The MOWA band of Choctaw Indians occupies an area in south Washington County and north Mobile County near the southwest Alabama towns of Citronelle, Mount Vernon, and McIntosh."  An article about these people. - From encyclopediaofalabama.org - http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1368

Facts for Kids: Choctaw Indians (Choctaws) __ "Native American Facts For Kids was written for young people learning about the Choctaws for school or home-schooling reports." A lot of information. - From Native Languages of the Americas - http://www.geocities.com/bigorrin/choctaw_kids.htm



Jena Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Council- Jena Louisiana __ "The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, a sovereign nation of Native Americans, envisions the ideal future of The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians as being one in which all Tribal members are both prosperous and contented in all aspects of their physical, emotional, economical, and spiritual well-being."  Official page of the band. - illustrated - From jenachoctaw.org - http://www.jenachoctaw.org/

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians __ Read the rags to riches story of this Band of Choctaw and about the influence of Chief Phillip Martin in bringing it about. - illustrated - Manataka.org - http://www.manataka.org/page47.html

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians __ An encyclopedic article with links to related material. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_Band_of_Choctaw_Indians  

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians __ Website of the Mississippi Band of the Choctaw Indians. You will learn their history, about tribal government, culture and tribal economics. - illustrated - From MCBI - http://www.choctaw.org/

The Removal of the Mississippi Choctaws __ This 'article' is really an online book.  "To read the article straight through (recommended),
start with The Beginning and follow the links at the end of each page."  Or you can read just the sections you want. - From natchezbelle.org - http://www.natchezbelle.org/ahgp-ms/removal/index.htm   

 

 

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