Removal: Negotiating the Best Possible Conditions

Lona Barrick

The Chickasaws were the last tribe to be removed from their homelands in the 1830s and were able to skillfully negotiate their conditions before doing so. Lona Barrick, Executive Officer of Cultural Tourism for the Chickasaw Nation Department of Culture and Humanities, discusses how the Chickasaws felt removal was the best decision in order to maintain their culture and heritage.


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