Removal-Era Chickasaws Were Unified

Dr. Daniel Littlefield

Chickasaw Removal author Dr. Daniel Littlefield recalls being struck by the fact that, while the other southeastern tribes faced dissension and political upheaval during removal, the Chickasaws remained unified and kept their essential government intact.


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