The Diminishing Chickasaw Domain

Richard Green

Richard Green emphasizes how painful it was for Chickasaws to even contemplate leaving their ancestral homeland. He imagines the internal struggle the tribe must have endured during the enormous land cessions. A scheme to drive tribal members into personal debt, which the tribe would have to cover, led to enormous cessions of land in 1805, 1816 and 1818 and did nothing to stem the tide of incoming settlers.


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