Chickasaw Removal: The Treaty of Pontitock

Richard Green

In 1832, the Chickasaws signed the Treaty of Pontitock with the U.S., agreeing to vacate their homeland. However, they added a proviso allowing them time to inspect and find land that was the same quality as that of which they gave up, delaying their removal to 1837. For a price, the Choctaws (an enemy for much of the last few centuries) offered to cut out a parcel of their land in Indian Territory where the Chickasaws could stay.


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