The Tribe's Plan to Reenter Mississippi: Early Interest

Richard Green

Tribal historian Richard Green reports that in about 1978, Gov. Overton James responded to an invitation to tour the tribe's ancestral homelands in Mississippi. He notes that a McDonalds restaurant in Pontotoc had unveiled with decor dedicated to Chickasaw history in Mississippi. But it was early in the tribe's recovery and, although the Nation appreciated the sentiment, it was not yet prepared to respond.


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