"Indian Removal": A Book by Grant Foreman

The Chickasaw Nation

Originally published in 1932, Grant Foreman's "Indian Removal" remains a respected source in the history field. Its publication coincided with the hundredth anniversary of the arrival of the first Indians in Oklahoma as a result of the U.S. government's relocation of the Five Civilized Tribes.


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Indian Removal: Our Story

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