Choctaw 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.

Choctaw statistics in Oklahoma

Updated: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

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

Gregory and Jeanette Bohanan with their daughter Sofia, Angelica, Naomi and Rabecca.
Gregory and Jeanette Bohanan with their daughter Sofia, Angelica, Naomi and Rabecca.

Choctaw people in Oklahoma

Updated: Thu, Jul 1, 2010

Gregory Bohanan’s mother got away from Oklahoma as soon as she could. There were too many bad memories. Her father, an alcoholic, had sent her away to boarding school when her mother died.

Choctaw culture in Oklahoma

Updated: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

Choctaw culture in Oklahoma: Choctaw customs, storytelling, songs, funerals, archeology, art, language, books and the Choctaw Nation Labor Day Festival have influenced the Choctaw culture in Oklahoma.

Choctaw History in Oklahoma

Published: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

The Choctaw Nation agreed to cede its rich cotton lands east of the Mississippi with the signing of the Treaty of Doak’s Stand in 1820. In return, they received around 13 million acres in southeastern Oklahoma. The majority of Choctaw families remained in their ancestral homelands until the Indian Removal Act of 1830.

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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