Chickasaw Culture, History, Statistics,
People & Events in Oklahoma

Cultural awareness
Oklahoma’s heavy Indian population represents nearly 40 federally recognized tribes. Those representing the five largest tribes based on census figures (Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creek and Seminoles) still today have lifestyles that reflect some of the most valued aspects of the lives of their ancestors.
Chickasaw people in Oklahoma

Chickasaw people in Oklahoma

Updated: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

Shortly after being kicked out of college, John Herrington got his first real job ... If hanging off a cliff can be called a real job. At college, Herrington’s passion for climbing had eclipsed his desire to learn and lead to slipping grades. When he found a job climbing mountains for engineers planning a new highway, he gave up on college for good.

Chickasaw culture in Oklahoma

Updated: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

The impact of the Chickasaw culture in Oklahoma can be seen in Chickasaw medicine, language and books, Chickasaw Press, Chickasaw arts and the Chickasaw Cultural Center.

Chickasaw History in Oklahoma

Updated: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

The history of the sale of Chickasaw lands in western Kentucky and Tennessee began in 1818 with the signing of the Treaty of Old Town. The process of removal proceeded fitfully throughout the following decade, with Congress failing to ratify successive treaties.

Chickasaw statistics in Oklahoma

Updated: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

2006-2008 American Community Survey Three-Year Estimates for Chickasaw Oklahomans or Chickasaw Oklahomans in combination with any other race.

Council supports Chickasaws, Choctaws in Oklahoma water dispute

News | Updated: Fri, Jun 8, 2012

NORMAN — The Inter-Tribal Council of the Five Civilized Tribes passed a resolution in support of the Chickasaw and Choctaw nations as they face off with the state over water rights in southeast Oklahoma, the second tribal council to do so in the past several weeks. The council, meeting together for the first time in six years, passed the resolution and four others at the end of the two-hour session, drawing loud applause from the audience.

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