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Chickasaw Nation

The Chickasaws are one of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma. Two agreements with the Choctaw shaped their history here. One, in 1837, provided for Chickasaw settlement in Indian Territory within the Choctaw Nation. The other, in 1854, established the boundary between the two nations. The Chickasaw purchased their land from the Choctaw.

The word Chickasaw is the anglicized version of the tribe's name for itself, "Chikasha," which roughly translates to "he who walked ahead." Traditional tales portray these as "the people of one fire." An advanced civilization, the Chickasaw lived well by Mississippi frontier standards.

The tribe's earliest settlement was on the east side of the Mississippi River. The first Chickasaw contact with Europeans came in the winter of 1540-41, when they defeated Hernando De Soto and his conquistadors. The first of 14 U.S. treaties and agreements was the 1786 Treaty of Hopewell. The tribe's motto is "Unconquered and Unconquerable," from their tradition of never having lost a battle.

Legend has it the tribe came from the West and settled with their leader, who had carried a mystic pole that leaned east until it crossed the Mississippi. Lands under tribal control included present-day Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Twelve counties in south central Oklahoma comprise the Chickasaw Nation: Carter, Garvin, McClain, Ponotoc, Murray, Johnston, Grady, Jefferson, Love, Marshall, Stephens and Bryan.

 

If you have information you would like to contribute to the Chickasaw Nation Archives please contact me. Thank you.


 Chickasaw Nation Archivist:   Gene Phillips

 Oklahoma State Archivist:   Gene Phillips

 Indian Nations-Indian Territory Archivist:   Linda Simpson

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Background information in Text format

-T623-1846 INDIAN TERRITORIES 1900 CENSUS: CHEROKEE & CHICKASAW
*T623-1847 INDIAN TERRITORIES 1900 CENSUS: CHICKASAW NATION
-----------Vol. 6, ED 120 to 128; Vol. 7, ED 129 to 139 (190 FOLS 139)
Now available as a work in progress for viewing: ED 121 Sheet 7 pg 101a - 112a


*T623-1848 INDIAN TERRITORIES 1900 CENSUS: CHICKASAW NATION
-----------Vol. 8, ED 140 to 151; (185 FOLS 146)
*T623-1849 INDIAN TERRITORIES 1900 CENSUS: CHICKASAW NATION
-----------Vol. 9, ED 152 to 164; Vol. 10, ED 165 to 178
- T623-1850 INDIAN TERRITORIES 1900 CENSUS: CHICKASAW NATION & CHOCTAW

  

 

-Marriages Records-

Southern District, Indian Territory-1895

Grooms-1895  13-Apr-1999   Carl Ann Cast

Brides-1895  13-Apr-1999   Carl Ann Cast

-Newspapers-

Davis Advertiser 14 Feb 1895  20 Jan 2005  Nita

Davis Weekly News 24 Jan 1901  20 Jan 2005  Nita

Davis Advertiser 15 Jan 1895  20 Jan 2005  Nita

Davis Advertiser 14 Mar 1895  20 Jan 2005  Nita

-Newspapers-


Brewer, B.H. 'Burney 01 Jan 2003 Gene Phillips
Cooper, Dennis Kevin 01 Apr 2007 Gene Phillips
Harris, Helen 16 Oct 2005 Don Brownlee
Trammell, Clarence 16 Oct 2005 Wanda Purcell
Wolf, Jonas - Chickasaw Governor 16 Dec 2001 Susan Gabel

 

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