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Davy Crockett: An Early Supporter of Tribal Sovereignty

Our History Is World History

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.

Frontiersman Davy Crockett was a neighbor to the 19th century Chickasaw Nation and saw tribal sovereignty as the foundation of this country.

Our History is World History Videos

Chickasaw history is deeply intertwined with that of the early Americans and European explorers that came before. As Chickasaw citizen and Oklahoma State Representative Lisa Billy explains it, Chickasaw history became world history because the world came to our door.


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