Most of the Choctaw left Mississippi and other Southern states on the tragic Trail of Tears, but many Choctaw decided to stay and try assimilation into American culture and life. The Choctaws are split into two distinct branches: the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Both groups faced discrimination and poverty after the Civil War until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

Most of the Choctaw left Mississippi and other Southern states on the tragic Trail of Tears, but many Choctaw decided to stay and try assimilation into American culture and life. The Choctaws are split into two distinct branches: the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Both groups faced discrimination and poverty after the Civil War until the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

Monument in gratitude to the Choctaw Nation of the USA for support and assistance during the famine during the mid-19th century, Middleton, County Cork, Ireland. The monument of nine eagle feather towering 20 feet into the air, was made by sculptor Alex Pentek. ~

Ireland monument to Choctaw Nation finished

Monument in gratitude to the Choctaw Nation of the USA for support and assistance during the famine during the mid-19th century, Middleton, County Cork, Ireland. The monument of nine eagle feather towering 20 feet into the air, was made by sculptor Alex Pentek. ~

Choctaw symbol for Continual Happiness Through All Stages of Life. The center circle represents The Four Ages: Infant, Youth, Middle and Old Age...Sun Symbols Happiness Sun Rays = Continual The symbol all together as one = Continual Happiness Through All Stages of Life

Choctaw symbol for Continual Happiness Through All Stages of Life. The center circle represents The Four Ages: Infant, Youth, Middle and Old Age...Sun Symbols Happiness Sun Rays = Continual The symbol all together as one = Continual Happiness Through All Stages of Life

The belief systems of the indigenous people of the continental United States often get twisted through the same condescending prism as the myths of the Inuit. Just as Balladeer's Blog previously g...

The belief systems of the indigenous people of the continental United States often get twisted through the same condescending prism as the myths of the Inuit. Just as Balladeer's Blog previously g...

I find it insulting how the diagram says "Indian Symbols". We're Native American. Its  been around 500 years, please get it right

I find it insulting how the diagram says "Indian Symbols". We're Native American. Its been around 500 years, please get it right

Black Choctaw Indians | ... strongest Indian identities, such as the lumbee, Haliwa, and Westoes

Black Choctaw Indians | ... strongest Indian identities, such as the lumbee, Haliwa, and Westoes

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