Piominko: Hall of Fame

2010 Inductee

Piominko served Chickasaws during the 18th century. He was born around 1750 at Chokkilissa' - Old Town, Mississippi. Piominko was a pre-removal leader who acted as a diplomat in order to protect Chickasaw sovereignty. Piominko met with other southeastern tribes, governors of states and President George Washington to reach agreements that benefitted his people. One of his greatest achievements was the signing of the Treaty of Hopewell in 1786, which formalized the tribe's alliance with the U.S. government.


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How Mountain Leader Piominko Got His Name

Brad Lieb
The famed Mountain Leader Piominko’s name comes from the Chickasaw words “hopayi',” meaning prophet and “minko',” meaning leader.

Piominko Earned His Stature

Richard Green
Tribal historian Richard Green explains that only a warrior's exploits can earn him status as a warrior or war leader – versus any entitlement.

Hall of Fame Ceremony, 2010

The Chickasaw Nation
In 2010, the Chickasaw Nation continued its tradition of honoring individuals who have made great and noble contributions to the Nation.

Absorbing Chickasaw History

William Beckwith
Given his assignment to create a full-length sculpture of Mountain Leader Piominko for a park in downtown Tupelo.