Allen Wright (1826 - 1885)

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Nicknames: "Kilihote"
Birthplace: Attala, Mississippi, USA
Death: Died
Managed by: Catherine "Erin" Spiceland
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Given name at birth: Kiliahote

Allen Wright was elected Principal Chief of Choctaw Nation in 1866 and served until October 1870. He was born in Mississippi son of Ishtimahelvbbi, and immigrated to Indian Territory at the time of the removal, stopping at Lukfatah for a while and then located west at Boggy Depot. Allen Wright was educated at Union College, Schenectedy, N. Y.

He was a Presbyterian Minister and translator. He was Treasurer of Choctaw Nation from 1860 to 1861, or one term. He headed the delegation, which made the Treaty of 1866 and was elected Principal Chief in 1866, serving until 1870. He also served as Superintendent of Public Schools of Choctaw Nation. He was a Council member.

He was active in public affairs and did much for the Choctaw people. He died and was buried at his home place at Boggy Depot, in now Atoka County, Oklahoma. He married a teacher from Ohio and their children were Dr. E. N., Frank, Mary, Annie, Clara, Kate, Allen, Jr., and James B. Wright.

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November, 1826
Attala, Mississippi, USA
Age 25
February 11, 1857
Age 30
Age 58