The Journal of Chickasaw History and Culture

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 3, Fall

Benjamin H. Colbert: Legacy of a Chickasaw Rough Rider
Native Americans have often been identified as fierce warriors by numerous observers from both within and outside of tribal societies. Many reasons have been given to explain this characteristic, especially when focusing on modern times. Some fight for...
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Chikashsha Imithaná (Chickasaw Knowledge)
Spotlight on Chickasaw Language, History, and Culture from the department of Chickasaw StudiesNaní kalló hilhá: The Chickasaw Hard Fish DanceChickasaw people have been singing and dancing from a time beyond memory From our ancient Mississippian forbears,...
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Editor's Note
Following the Civil War and the era of Reconstruction, tribes in Indian Territory faced another round of invasion and colonization. Reconstruction treaties forced the door open to allow a technological foray that would bring corporate invasions, economic...
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Making Indian Law: The Hualapai Land Case and the Birth of Ethnohistory
Making Indian Law: The Hualapai Land Case and the Birth of Ethnohistory by Christian W McMillen New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007. 284 pages. ISBN 978-0-300-11460-7.In Making Indian Law, Christian W McMillen analyzes one of the most important cases...
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Piomingo Day
In 1492"In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He had three ships and left from Spain; He sailed through sunshine, wind, and rain."In 1492, an Italian sailor named Christopher Columbus, funded by Queen Isabella of Spain, sailed...
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The Chickasaw View of the Railroad: Accommodation, Resistance, and the Demise of Sovereignty
The introduction of the railroad in Indian Territory brought enormous changes for the Chickasaw Nation. As individuals, and as a nation collectively, Chickasaws responded to the changes wrought by railway incursion both through processes of accommodation...
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Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West
Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West by Ned Blackhawk Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press, 2006. 384 pages. ISBN 978-0-674-02290-4.In Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the Early American West, Ned Blackhawk...
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