The Last Tribe to Remove: Making Oklahoma Home

Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham, Director of Native American Studies, University of Oklahoma

Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham, Director of Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma, recounts how the Chickasaws were the last of the Five Civilized Tribes to be removed from their original homeland, and they spent a great deal of time finding the right place to settle in Indian Territory.

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