Chickasaws Overrun and Defrauded by Settlers

Dr. Daniel Littlefield

"Chickasaw Removal" author Dr. Daniel Littlefield describes the years before the tribe was removed in 1837. The laws of the new state of Mississippi had replaced Indian authority, and the people had no way of defending themselves against intrusion and harassment from settlers moving onto Chickasaw lands.


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Removal Begins: Departure for Chickasaw Bluffs

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Richard Green describes the four-district, four-captain structure in place as the first group of 4,600 Chickasaws departed their homeland.

Removal-Era Resolve: Resume Independent Government

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Dr. Littlefield observes the transition the Chickasaws underwent from the system of governance by chiefs and captains to a constitution.

Daily Journals of Removal Officers

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Dr. Daniel Littlefield points to the requirement for the military officers to keep daily journals to justify their accounts during removal.

Corruption Hidden and Truth Written

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Tribal historian Richard Green explains how a young researcher and historian named Angie Debo became immersed in the subject of Indian lands.

Foreman Understood the Trauma of Removal

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Historian Richard Green cites the extraordinary empathy author Grant Foreman felt for the Southeastern tribes forced from their homelands.