Davy Crockett: An Early Supporter of Tribal Sovereignty

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Frontiersman Davy Crockett was a neighbor to the 19th century Chickasaw Nation and saw tribal sovereignty as the foundation of this country. Crockett, taking his ideals to Congress, spoke up to legislators and President Andrew Jackson when the Indian Removal Act came up for a vote. Crockett voted his conscience, effectively ending his political career.