Chickasaw Women Held Positions of Power and Respect

Dr. Daniel Littlefield

The matrilineal structure meant most property belonged to Chickasaw women, not men. When they moved to Indian Territory, some Choctaw men wanted to marry these women for their wealth, making the Chickasaws worry about potentially losing their identity.

The matrilineal structure meant most property belonged to Chickasaw women, not men.