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  • Essay About Chickasaw Culture

    Since the assimilation of the native American tribes into white culture, there has been many cultures that have disappeared. Some cultures have been lost forever, but fortunately there has been an awakening and a willingness to preserve certain cultures and languages. One specific example is the Chickasaw culture. One way to reclaim their history and heritage is through the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma. The cultural center is located on 109 acres of land and includes a museum, village replica, restaurant, and art gallery. After visiting the center, I learned more about the Chickasaw people’s history, the way they lived, and the foods they ate. When I first arrived at the center, I was amazed at the open space and the large pond near the entrance. I was able to easily find the museum and check-in. Outside there was a monument that represented the leaning pole. The leaning pole is a representation of how the Chickasaw people found their eastern lands. There was also an eternal flame that connected to the mound at the village replica that I would visit later in the day. The flame is sacred and…

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  • Trail Of Tears Effects

    Christopher Columbus comes to mind. Yet, the first people on land were the native people. Native people were the first people to set foot on this soil, long before any white person. Regrettably, the federal government brutally attacked and removed from the Indians from homelands that they dearly loved. Native people was forced to walk thousands of miles to a specific place “Indian territory across the Mississippi river. This was the most difficult and deadliest journey known as the Trail of…

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  • The Role Of Native Americans In The American Revolutionary War

    Specifically, the Chickasaw Native Americans because, they were a key ally to the British. The Chickasaws were a fierce group of Native Americans that did not fear war. As a result, this caused them to stand up to Spanish forces, to trade with the British, and to side with the British during many wars, including the Revolutionary War. One of the Chickasaw Indians’ first encounters was with Hernando De Soto and his forces. The Chickasaws encountered the Spaniard in 1540, but did not fear his…

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  • The Trail Of Tears: Migration Of Native Americans

    The Trail of Tears Introduction The Trail of Tears was a 1000-2000 mile journey that five tribes had to walk in order to get to their designated land that Andrew Jackson called “Indian Territory.” The Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, were forced out of their homelands, not given any other option but to leave, or be killed trying to stay in their home where you made memories with families and friends. The trail was where thousands of people died from horrible sicknesses,…

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  • Civil War: The Cherokee Nation

    them an ally of the rebellion. The Confederacy was highly outnumbered by the Union, so the Cherokee Nation was a benefit for the Confederacy. The weapons they invented were new to the Confederacy, but they quickly learned because it was their only shot at becoming less outnumbered with weapons. The Cherokees made a positive impact on the size of the Confederates, but not enough to win the war. The struggles that the Cherokee Nation went through during this time period were tough, but the Civil…

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  • Native American Experience: The Chickasaw Tribe

    Jaime Jo US History 2 Ms. Bruno Native American Experience Chickasaw Tribe The Chickasaw tribes are said to be descended from a story of brothers, Chisca and Chacta. These people were known as “Flat Heads” because of their custom of the flattening of skulls of children in which they would put weight on their heads. Chickasaw lived around the northeastern area of Mississippi of the Tombigbee River. But as more settlers moved to North America, they were forced to move to Oklahoma.…

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  • Effects Of The Indian Removal Act

    the Americans could have control over the land that the Native Americans had previously occupied in Georgia and Florida. Although the removal of Native Americans was supposed to be done fairly, Andrew Jackson and his government ignored the law in order to get more benefits from the situation. The five main tribes that were relocated were the Cherokee, Seminole Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creek tribes. Jackson proposed the Act because he disliked the Native Americans in the United States…

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  • Andrew Jackson's Message Analysis

    assigned Muscogee (Creek) land. The Creek War of 1836, was the result to the failure of the United States government. The Chickasaw, unlike the other Civilized Tribes, not commonly discussed in the terms of Indian Removal, which can result in the fact that the Chickasaw, unlike the other Civilized Tribes, did not put up much of a resistance. External conflict was minimal, unlike the Seminoles; however, an internal conflict was the main cause of tension among the Chickasaw. The Chickasaw nation…

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  • Why The Seminole Indians Won The Trail Of Tears

    put to death. Though most Cherokee people were against the New Echota Treaty the United States government prevailed using the treaty to vindicate for the act of forcing 17,000 Cherokee people out of their native land. In the summer of 1838 the Cherokee were rounded up and sent on ships to their new territory. Some Native Americans were put in prison camps, approximately 4,000 Cherokee died from either hunger, disease, or from exposure to the heat. The Chickasaw were one of the last…

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  • Theories Of Learning In Adulthood

    tribe named Chickasaw (Sykes, 2014, p.3). In his prologue he stated, “…I unexpectedly became angry with my parents…I felt like a White kid who was told to be Chickasaw” (Sykes, 2014, p.4). It is important to note that Sykes describes himself as an Indian who can pass as White because his skin has a light complexion. The social awareness of his ability to reject his genetic minority and embrace the social majority, illustrates how influential his education has been on his identity. In…

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