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Chickasaw Maps: Geography, Relationships and Power

Wendy St. Jean, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, Political Science and Economics, Purdue University

Purdue University professor and Chickasaw historian Wendy St. Jean reflects on what she sees as a highlight of the Chickasaw Cultural Center — the 1723 Deerskin Map. It reflects the significant geographical, political, trade and diplomatic relationships of the Chickasaw Nation (shown at the center). Its scope is vast: over 700,000 square miles from New York to Texas, including overland routes and navigable streams.

Click here for a PDF image of the Chickasaw Deerskin Map, 1723.

Purdue University professor and Chickasaw historian Wendy St. Jean reflects on what she sees as a highlight of the Chickasaw Cultural Center.

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Squirrel King (or Fanni Mango) presented a deerskin map to Governor Nicholson on September 14, 1723 at Savannah Town, South Carolina.


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