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From the story of creation to the legend of the great flood, hear Chickasaw stories that have been passed down for generations.

The Chickasaw Migration Story

LaDonna Brown

To find their homeland, the Chickasaws and Choctaws migrated across the continent. They prayed each night for direction. A force manifested in the Leaning Pole indicated which path to follow. Two brothers led the procession and the two tribes didn’t part until they reached the Mississippi River.

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