Maps and History of Oklahoma County 1830-1900.1
Part 1: 1830 — Noonish on April 22, 1889 Oklahoma County forms a rectangle 30 miles wide by 24 miles high, almost exactly 720 square mile...
The Trail of Tears is a name given to the forced relocation and movement of Native American nations from southeastern parts of the United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The removal included many members of the Cherokee, Muscogee (Creek), Seminole, Chickasaw, and Choctaw nations, among others in the United States, from their homelands to Indian Territory (eastern sections of the present-day state of Oklahoma) Many suffered and 4,000 of the 15,000 Cherokee died.
During the Irish potato famine of the 1840s, the Choctaws, who had just faced forced removal from their Mississippi homelands to Indian Territory, responded by sending money, corn, and blankets to the Irish people.
The Removal of the Mississippi Choctaws
Mississippi Genealogical and Historical Research site - Removal of the Choctaw Indians from the state of Mississippi
Treaty with The Choctaw – April 28, 1866. "...Permanent peace and friendship are hereby established between the United States and said nations; and the Choctaws and Chickasaws do hereby bind themselves respectively to use their influence and to make every exertion to induce Indians of the plains to maintain peaceful relations with each other, with other Indians, and with the United States."
Peter Pitchlynn was the Choctaw Principal Chief from 1864-1866, and a Choctaw Delegate to Washington, DC for nearly two decades following. He is buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. Painting, 1834, Smithsonian American Art Museum
WWI. 14 Choctaw men became the first Native American Codetalkers. Within 24 hours after the US Army starting using the Choctaw speakers, they turned the tide of battle by controlling their communications.
''Choctaw Sick Dance'', Terry Saul (Chief Terry Saul; Tobaksi, Ember of Fire or the Coal), Choctaw, Watercolor - Healing and Art - Art Gallery
Color painting of several Natives performing the Choctaw Sick Dance around a pole structure.