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    The Choctaw Culture

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    Choctaw Culture Assignment Kylee Carpenter, Danyelle Gray, Amy Russell and Christopher Willis Carl Albert State College December 3, 2015 Before the arrival of European ships, settlers and soldiers in the sixteenth century, the Choctaws flourished in southeastern North America, mainly in Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama. They were an ancient people who farmed, crafted, traded with neighbors near and far and built great ceremonial centers. The forces that brought together Native Americans and Europeans vary greatly, from land expeditions and missionary excursions to military conquests (Haag & Willis, 2001). After much resistance to the European way of life many Choctaws were relocated to present-day Oklahoma. The Choctaws that…

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    Choctaw Tribe Analysis

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    The Choctaw Native Americans lived in the southeast area of the United States and developed a relationship with the French colonial immigrants. An unknown author recounted his understanding of Choctaw rituals, social structure, the role of women, marriage ceremonies, relationship with the French, and more. Although the exact date of this document is unknown, it is speculated it was written in the late 1700s or early 1800s. This Frenchman was a product of his time, place, and culture.…

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    The Choctaw Indians

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    History of the Choctaw Indians of Philadelphia, Mississippi The proud heritage of the Choctaws in Mississippi dates back to the when the Europeans began settling in the 16th century. When the Europeans arrived they found the Choctaw using these principle sources of food: corn, beans, pumpkins, nuts, fruit, fish, bear, and deer. The Choctaw Indians possessed agriculture skills and they were hunter gathers. This allowed the Choctaw to create a strong business relationship with the Europeans…

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    The Seminole lost the war and in January of 1837, several thousand American soldiers entered Florida and forced the Seminole to move. The Choctaw tribe was once again part of the Trail of Tears. On the day of September 27th, 1830 the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek was signed. This was a pact between the Choctaw and the United States of America. It was the first treaty regarding the relocation of Native Americans under the direction of the Indian Removal Act. The treaty replaced 11…

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    The Natchez Trace

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    that had been in use for thousands of years before European explorers arrived in North America. It once was an essential trade route for farmers, Indians, and boatmen. The Natchez Trace links three of the largest water courses in the United States; Cumberland River, Tennessee River, and Mississippi River. The earliest people known to use the trace were the Mississippi mound builders whose culture flourished from 800A.D. to 1500A.D. Years after the Mississippi mound builders traveled the…

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    River while 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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    Indian Removal Act was passed leading to the removal of the Creeks, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Seminoles, and Cherokees were relocated off their land. The trek was over 1,000 miles long and thousands of people died while being transported. Before the Indian Removal Act, the tribes were thriving in the southeastern United States. White americans saw American Indians as unfamiliar, alien people, causing them to try to “civilize” them by trying to make them as much like white americans as possible. …

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    Chapter 9: Trail of Tears The Trail of Tears began with the removal of the Indians. When white settlers began to move westward, they ran into the Native Americans which were known as the Five Civilized Tribes. The Five Civilized Tribes were Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, and Seminoles. These tribes and civilizations had very much impressed missionaries in New England. President Monroe and President Adams had formed many treaties with the idea of the voluntary movement of these Indian…

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    These five great nations were civilized Indian nations and was adopting a lot of the white’s way of lives while still maintaining their own culture. These nations where the Cherokee, the Seminole, the Choctaw, the Creek, and the Chickasaw. When these five nations or tribes learned about the Indian removal act they were infuriated. They had already done many things in the past to become more civilized or more like the whites in order to stay in their homes and keep their lands. But obviously the…

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    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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