Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Mailing Address

101 Industrial Road
Choctaw, MS 39350

Contact Information

601-656-5251

Website

http://www.choctaw.org/

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Cultural History

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is a federally recognized Native American Tribe. The tribe is proud of their rich culture and warm people who share the passion for hospitality and tribal relationships. The tribe has an organized system of government and a well defined constitution of which most tribal members happily oblige to. The tribe is one of the several Choctaw Indians who are originally from the southeastern portion of the United States. The Choctaw nation has several bands that comprise their tribal lineage. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is one of the two primary bands of the Choctaw Nation.
 
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is comprised primarily by people who are of the Choctaw blood. The Indian Reorganization Act of the year 1934 paved way for the provision that has allowed the tribe to be re-organized from their previous organizational chart. It was on the 20th of April in the year 1945 when the reorganization was formalized. It was likewise the same year when the Mississippi land in the Neshoba County as well as some of the other surrounding counties was then set aside for the welfare of the tribe. The lands were then to be reserved for the use of the Indians. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has been settlers of the area, and is currently gaining success in the tribal economy. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has also set an unparalleled precedent to the Indian Country.
 
The tribe has been through several eras that have proven them as brave and tough, as they remained unparalleled despite the growing number of invaders. The Removal Era was during the Treaty of the Dancing Rabbit Creek. It was ratified by the United States Senate on the 25th of February in the year 1831. It was then President Andrew Jackson who signed the treaty and turned it into a model to cater the removal of the Indians. The said treaty has led to the cession of not less than eleven million acres of the Choctaw lands. The Choctaw then had to emigrate into three stages the first of which is the fall of the 1831, followed by that in the year 1832 and lastly, the fall in the year 1833. These removal policies continued over until the twentieth century. Despite the oppression, into less than five thousand Choctaws remained in the Mississippi area and have become citizens of the United States.
 
The Post War Era and the Civil Rights Era were some of the most popular eras in the history of the tribe. The Post War Era was prior to the World War 2 while the Civil Rights Era was the time when the tribal people have finally decided not to let other people oppress them. They fought for their rights and won.
 
In July of 2007, the tribe had recently elected a new chairman named Beasley Denson. The tribe has been successful in its business ventures that continue top bring progress to the tribal community.

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