The Choctaw Indians were originally from thesoutheastern states of Mississippi, Louisiana, or Alabama. Pushmataha was the most famous Choctaw. The chief ofthe Choctaws, he negotiated treaties with the United Statesgovernment and fought on the American side in the Warof 1812. The Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek in 1830 removed theChoctaw Indians from their land to reservations allottedfor them. The United States government had the Choctawsmoved to Oklahoma.About the Choctaw
Trail of tearsThe Choctaw Trail of Tears wasthe relocation of the ChoctawNation from their countryreferred to now as the DeepSouth to lands west of theMississippi River in IndianTerritory in the 1830s. AChoctaw chief was quoted bythe Arkansas Gazette that theremoval was a "trail of tearsand death."
The Choctawwomen wore wraparound skirts madeof deer skins andwoven fiber The Choctaw menwore breechcloths Both the men andwomen woreponcho-style capesin cold weatherCulture
Choctaw was famousfor there river canebaskets and therewooden carvings. When they were forcedto move to Oklahomathe Choctaw couldn’tget the materials theyused. In the past the Choctawlived in circular lodgescalled hogansFacts
The Choctaw Indians atecorn, beans, squash, melons andsunflower seeds. Choctaw Indians got there food byfarming and hunting Choctaw boys hunted and fished withthere father. Choctaw children helpedaround the house Choctaw women had to befarmers, take care of there childrenand help around the house. Men had to hunt and sometimes wentto war to protect there families.What they eat and howthey hunted
Teen age boys played toli a lacrosse- like stick ballgame. Girls played with beaded dolls Choctaw kids also played Chunkey, football, swimming and foot races.Games