A Few Words About The Choctaw

Throughout my reading and research to create this website, I have encountered numerous facts and accounts relating to the Choctaw people who once thrived on the lands for which this site is dedicated. The information paints a sad story of a people whose most precious worldly asset was taken by force, their lives and heritage forever altered. I will not attempt to reconstruct all of the supporting facts on this page, but I highly recommend that you take the time to read the details of the nine treaties signed between the United States and the Choctaw Nation between 1786 and 1830 at this linked site. With that said, I'll move on to a few photos and tid-bits that I've collected along the way.

A group of Choctaw school children taken at an unknown school location - probably near Sandersville, MS. The teacher, Julia Dyess Arledge, stands on the back row behind the unidentified woman holding a child. Please contact me if you can identify this photo.

 

This page is under construction

 

These pages are a work in progress. While every attempt has been made to include accurate historical information, some error may be included. I invite corrections, additional information, additional photographs, and accounts of personal experience. Please contact me at the supplied address. Very little has been documented in regards to the dying towns and landmarks of east-central Mississippi. With your help, I hope to put together a few pages that we all can pass along to our grandchildren. Thanks!

 

Keith Wilkerson

 

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