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Nitakechi / Day Prolonger, Chief to the Choctaw Nation MP (1792 - 1846)

NITAKECH I [Day Prolonger], Chief 1830/1834, born 1792, nephew of Chief Pushmataha, married and had issue. He died 1846. John Oklahoma, married Ownnahhoma, and had issue. He died after 1860 had dau...

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Humming Bird, Chief, General (b. - 1828)

General HUMMING BIRD , Chief 1824/1828, he served with General Anthony Wayne during the Indian War in Ohio; died 28th September 1828 and is buried in Kusha Cemetery, Mississipi

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Choctaw Chief Coleman Cole (1802 - 1886)

Coleman Cole 1874 - 1878 Coleman Cole, son of Robert Cole and Sallie, his full blood Choctaw wife, was born in Mississippi about 1800. He attended School at Elliott Mission in Mayhew, Mississippi and...

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Choctaw Chief Robert Cole (1774 - d.)

Colonel ROBERT COLE , Chief 1824/1826, son of Roscoe Cole, and his wife, Shakchihoma or Shomake, allegedly a sister of Chief Apuckshunnubbee, married Sallie, and had issue, twelve children. Coleman...

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Moshulatubee ., Chief of Okla Tannap, Choctaw Nation MP (1770 - 1838)

Moshulatubbee (1770-1838) "Warrior who perserves" Moshulatubbee, a great medal chief and the son of Homastubbe, succeeded his father as chief of the Northern District of the Choctaw Nation in 1809....

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Oklahoma / Red People, Chief to the Choctaw Nation MP (1782 - 1845)

Chief briefly in December 1824 (apparently removed because he was an excessive drinker), maternal nephew of Pushmataha

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Tappenahoma (c.1786 - d.)

TAPPENAHOMA, b. Abt. 1786; d. Unknown. Notes for TAPPENAHOMA: Allegedly also briefly Chief of the Choctaw prior to removal. He moved to Oklahoma territory.

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Nathaniel Folsom, Jr., Chief (1831 - d.)

Concerning Nathaniel Folsom's children, many of their birthdates are not known or are only guesses. It is not really known the order in which they were born, nor the mother to whom they were born. We k...

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Joel Henry Nail, Chief of Choctaw MP (1794 - 1846)

There is a letter dated November, 1830, from John H. Eaton, Secretary of War, to the Choctaws, saying that he will not recognize Joel H. Nail as chief of the Middle District and as successor of Moshole...

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Hollis E. Roberts, Chief of the Choctaw Nation MP (1963 - d.)

Hollis E. Roberts Hollis E. Roberts was born on May 9, 1943 in Hochatown, Oklahoma in McCurtain County. He is the son of Darrell E. Roberts and Laura Beam Roberts. He attended Holly Creek Elementary ...

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Clark David Gardner, Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation (1940 - 1978)

Clark David Gardner Chief Gardner was Born April 22, 1940 at Boswell, Oklahoma. His parents were Reverend Critten A. Gardner and Ida Mae Jones. He attended school at Boswell until he was 13 and then ...

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Chief Harry James “Jimmy” Watson Belvin MP (1900 - 1986)

Harry J. W. Belvin Harry James Watson Belvin was born in Boswell, Indian Territory o­n December 11, 1900. He was the son of Watson J. Belvin and Mabel Powers Belvin. During his formative years...

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William A Durant, Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation (1866 - 1948)

William Durant 1937 - 1948 William A. Durant was born at Bennington, Indian Territory, o­n March 18, 1866. He was the son of Sylvester Durant, a Presbyterian minister, and Martha Robinson. His...

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Ben H Dwight, Chief of the Choctaw Nation (1890 - 1953)

Ben Dwight Ben H. Dwight was born near Mayhew, Indian Territory, November 24, 1890. He was the son of Simon Timothy Dwight, a full blood Choctaw, and Mary Jane Hunter. Ben’s father, Supervisor...

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Victor M Locke, Jr., Major, Chief of the Choctaw Nation MP (1876 - 1943)

Victor Locke Jr. Victor M. Locke Jr. was born at Doaksville, near Ft. Towson, in 1876. His parents were Victor M. Locke and Susan Priscilla McKinney. He attended Schools at White Church, six miles ea...

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Gilbert Wesley Dukes, Chief of the Choctaw Nation MP (1849 - 1919)

Gilbert Wesley Dukes gwdukes 1900 - 1902 Gilbert Wesley Dukes, son of Joseph Dukes and Nancy Collins, was born at Lukfatah, Boktuklo County in the Choctaw Nation, o­n November 21, 1849. He rec...

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Jefferson Gardner, Principal Chief to the Choctaw Nation (1847 - 1906)

Jefferson Gardner Jefferson Gardner, son of Noel and Hannah Gardner, was born near Wheelock Academy o­n July 12, 1847. He attended school at Norfolk in old Towson County and then entered Spenc...

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Wilson Nathaniel Jones, Chief to the Choctaw Nation (c.1837 - 1901)

Wilson Jones Wilson N. Jones was born about 1827 in old Choctaw Nation, Mississippi Territory. He was the youngest child of Nathaniel Jones of Mississippi. His mother’s first name is unknown, ...

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William Henry Harrison, Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation (1876 - 1929)

William H. Harrison was born near Tamaha, Indian Territory in 1876. He was the son of Mitchell and Louisa Harrison. His early education was gained at Spencer Academy. Later he attended and graduated at...

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William Bryant, Principal Chief of the Choctaws (deceased)

William Bryant 1870 - 1874 William Bryant was born in Mississippi in the early 1800’s. The exact date is unknown. Research failed to find who his parents were o­nly that his father was ...

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George Hudson, Chief to the Choctaw Nation MP (1808 - 1865)

George Hudson 1860 - 1862 Little is known of some of the former Chiefs of the Choctaw Nation. George Hudson, the First principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation under the Doaksville Constitution, was bor...

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Allen Wright (1826 - 1885)

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 ...

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Basil Leflore, Chief to the Choctaw Nation MP (1810 - d.)

Brazil LeFlore, 1859-1860 Served one year. Son of Louis LeFlore by his first wife, Nancy Cravatt. Three brothers, Greenwood, William, Ben; father of Campbell LeFlore of Oklahoma City; five sisters an...

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Tandy Walker, Col., CSA, Governor of the Choctaw Nation MP (1814 - 1864)

Tandy Walker was a Confederate military commander during the Civil War. A mixed-blood Choctaw, he was born in Mississippi in 1814. As a lieutenant colonel in 1861, Walker, a former governor of the Choc...

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Peter Folsom, Chief to the Choctaw Nation (deceased)

In 1846, Peter Folsom was elected chief of Mosholatubbee District for four years. He was a student of Choctaw Academy in Kentucky, son of Col. David Folsom.

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Alfred Wade, Governor of the Choctaw Nation (deceased)

Alfred Wade Sworn in as the first Governor of the Choctaw Nation in October, 1857, at Bogy depot, for a term of two years. Student of Choctaw Academy. Born in Mississippi and emigrated to LeFlore Cou...

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David McCoy, Chief to the Choctaw Nation (deceased)

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George Folsom, Chief to the Choctaw Nation (deceased)

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Silas Fisher, Chief to the Choctaw Nation (deceased)

He was the son of Joseph Fisher. He returned from An Academy School in KY in 1828.He married Mary Kelley, daughter of Abner. and lived with them before emmigrating to OK Choctaw Nation. He was a Captai...

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David Folsom, Col. , Chief to the Choctaw Nation MP (1791 - 1847)

We are exceedingly tried. We have just heard of the ratification of the Choctaw treaty. Our doom is sealed. There is no other course for us but to turn our faces to our new homes toward the setting sun...

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Isaac Folsom, Col, CSA, Chief to the Choctaw Nation MP (1802 - 1870)

Rev. Israel Folsom was born on 1 May 1802 in Mississippi. He died on 24 Apr 1870 in Perryville, OK. He was buried in Old Boggy Depot, Choctaw Nation. He was a Presbyterian Minister. He was a Cumberland...

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Pierre Juzan, Chief to the Choctaw Nation (deceased)

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Pushmataha, Chief of the Choctaw Nation MP (c.1764 - 1824)

1830-1857 Pushmataha District Pushmataha The hero of the Choctaws, and without doubt o­ne of the greatest of all American Indians, was A-Push-ma-ta-ha-hu-bi, commonly known as Pushmataha. Hi...

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Cornelius McCurtain, Chief to the Choctaw Nation (1803 - c.1871)

Cornelius McCurtain was born in Mississippi on March 3, 1803 where he was a member of the Lower Town District in the Choctaw country, presided over by Chief Moshulatubbe. He married Mahayia Nelson and ...

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John McKinney, Chief to the Choctaw Nation (deceased)

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Joseph Kincaid, Chief to the Choctaw Nation (deceased)

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Chief George W. Harkins of the Choctaw Nation MP (1810 - 1861)

Chief George W. Harkins (1810-1861) was born at or near Frenchman's Camp on the Pearl river in the old Choctaw Nation, Mississippi. His father John Harkins an Irish American. His mother Louisa Lefl...

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James Fletcher, Chief to the Choctaw Nation (c.1810 - d.)

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Greenwood LeFlore, Chief to the Choctaw Nation MP (1800 - 1865)

Greenwood LeFlore or Greenwood Le Fleur (June 3, 1800 – August 31, 1865) was a mixed-race leader of the Choctaws who was also elected state legislator and senator in Mississippi. A wealthy and r...

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Thomas LeFlore, Chief to the Choctaw Nation (c.1792 - d.)

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Green McCurtain, Chief to the Choctaw Nation MP (1848 - 1910)

Green McCurtain When Green McCurtain took office in October 1902, he served until his death o­n December 28, 1910. In the election of 1902, Thomas Hunter of Hugo, was McCurtain’s oppone...

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Apuckshunnubbe The great Medal Chief, Senior Chief to the Choctaw Nation MP (c.1740 - 1824)

Apuckshunnubbe District Apuckshunnubbe “Miko (chief) Apuckshunnubbe, we are informed, was the senior Chief to the Choctaw Nation, and upwards of eighty years of age, and was much respected f...

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Samuel Garland, Chief to the Choctaw Nation MP (1803 - 1870)

Life Information Retrieved 1-7-2009 from Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma--Chiefs Section of the Website ( ): Samuel Garland 1862 - 1864 Samuel Garland, son of John Garland, was born in Jasper County, ...

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Ben F Smallwood, Chief to the Choctaw Nation MP (b. - 1891)

Ben F. Smallwood succeeded Thomas McKinney, taking the oath of office in October of 1888 and serving until 1890. He was the son of William Smallwood. His grandfather was Elijah Smallwood, a white man f...

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William Finley Semple, Chief to the Choctaw Nation MP (1883 - 1969)

William Finley Semple was born at Caddo, Indian Territory, o­n March 16, 1883. His parents were Charles Alexander Semple and Minnie Pitchlynn. His maternal gr gr grandfather was Major John Pitch...

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Thompson McKinney, Chief to the Choctaw Nation (c.1847 - 1889)

Thompson McKinney was the oldest son of Judge Mitanvbbi (Matenabi) which means “To Kill While He Is Coming”. No records show when or where he was born. However, in the 1885 Choctaw census...

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Edmund Aaron McCurtain, 2lt, CSA, Chief to the Choctaw Nation MP (1842 - 1890)

McCurtain House Chief Edmund McCurtain was born at Fort Coffee, Indian Territory June 4, 1842. He was the son of Cornelius McCurtain and Mahayia Nelson Belvin, granddaughter of Sho-ma-ka. Edmund atte...

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Jackson Frazier McCurtain, Col., CSA, Chief to the Choctaw Nation MP (1830 - 1885)

Chief J. F. McCurtain was born in Mississippi o­n March 4, 1830. he came to Indian Territory with his parents, Cornelius and Mahayia McCurtain, when he was three years of age. His schooling was ...

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Isaac Levi Garvin, Chief to the Choctaw Nation MP (1832 - 1880)

Isaac Levi Garvin was born April 27, 1832 in Mississippi and was brought at the age of two to new Okla Falaya District in what is now Oklahoma by his parents. The family settled about six miles southea...

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Peter Perkins Hachotakni Pitchlynn, Sr., Chief to the Choctaw Nation MP (1806 - 1881)

A prominent Choctaw leader during the removal period, Pitchlynn played a major role in building the national tribal government in the nineteenth century. He was the son of John Pitchlynn, a white tra...

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