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Chickasaw Indians. An important Muskhogean tribe, closely related to the Choctaw in language and customs, although the two tribes were mutually hostile. Aside from tradition, the earliest habitat traceable for the Chickasaw is north Mississippi. Their villages in the 18th century centered about Pontotoc and Union counties, where the headwaters of the Tombigbee meet those of Yazoo river and its affluent, the Tallahatchie, about where the De Soto narratives place them in 1540, under the name Chicaza. Read more about Chickasaw Tribe History.
Archives, Libraries and Genealogy Societies
- AccessGenealogy Library – Provides a listing of our on line books, books we own, and books we will be putting on line
- Genealogy Library – Read books online for Free!
- Chickasaw Historical Society (hosted at Chickasaw Nation)
Chickasaw Indian Biographies
- Following (hosted at Chronicles of Oklahoma)
- A Guide to Tracing your Indian Ancestry(PDF)
- Tribal Leaders Directory
- Recognized Indian Entities, 10/2010 Update (PDF)
Chickasaw Indian Cemeteries
- Chickasaw Indian Graves Cemetery, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma (hosted at Oklahoma Genealogical Society)
- Anderson Cemetery, Chickasaw Indians, Pittsburg County, OK (hosted at OKGenWeb)
- Indian Cemeteries (hosted at AccessGenealogy)
- Chickasaw Indian Burial Ground, Bryan County OK (hosted at Find A Grave)
Chickasaw Indian Census
- Native American Census Records (hosted at Native American Genealogy)
- US Indian Census Schedules 1885-1940
- 1900 Indian Territory Census (Ancestry.com)
- Chickasaw 1900 Census Background Information (hosted at USGenWeb Archives)
- 1860 Federal Census Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory (hosted at Indian Nations, OKGenWeb Archives)
Chickasaw Indian Church Records
Chickasaw Indian Court Records
- Marriages in the Chickasaw Nation 1855-1907 Images
- 1885 Choctaw & Chickasaw Freedmen Admitted To Citizenship (hosted at African-Native American Genealogy Homepage)
- Chickasaw Tribal Laws and the Mississippi Married Women’s Property Act of 1839 (PDF)
Chickasaw Indian Culture and Customs
Federal Recognized Tribes
Chickasaw Indian Freedmen
- Black Chickasaws (hosted at The African-Native American History & Genealogy Webpage)
- Following (hosted at The African-Native American History & Genealogy Webpage)
Genealogy Help Pages
- Proving Your Indian Ancestry
- Indian Genealogy
- DNA- Testing for your Native American Ancestry
- Understanding the Final (Dawes) Roll
- How to Write a Genealogical Query
Chickasaw Indian History
- Chickasaw History (hosted at Native American Genealogy)
- Chickasaw History (hosted at Handbook of Texas Online)
- Desoto County Chickasaw Indians (hosted at DeSoto County, Mississippi USGenWeb)
- The Chickasaw in Mississippi and Oklahoma (hosted at USGenNet)
- The Chickasaw and Their Cessions (hosted at USGenNet)
- History of the North West Corner of Alabama (hosted at Colbert County ALGenWeb)
- Fort Jefferson and the community of Clarksville [Kentucky] (hosted by Becky Dixon-Messier)
Chickasaw Indian Land and Maps
- Mississippi, Chickasaw Land Patents (hosted at Native American Genealogy)
- Chickasaw People and Their Historic Homeland (hosted at TNGenWeb)
Chickasaw Indian Language
- Center for Multilingual, Multicultural Research (hosted at the University of Southern California)
- Native American Resources
- Sign Language Among North American Indians
Chickasaw Indian Legends
- NA-NEWBIESA mailing list for anyone new to Native American Research, all Tribes and Nations.
- Chickasaw Surnames
- FIVECIVILTRIB-L For anyone who is researching the Five “Civilized” Tribes (i.e., Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek).
- TRAILS-OF-TEARS-L A mailing list for anyone with a genealogical interest in the “Trails of Tears” which involved the forced removal of Native American tribes (e.g., Creek, Choctaw, Cherokee) from their homelands, with a focus on the exodus of the Cherokee in 1838 and 1839 from their southeastern homeland to the Indian Territory in what is now Oklahoma.
- NATIVEAMERICAN-BURIALGROUNDS – Discussing and sharing of information regarding remaining and lost Native American burial grounds in the United States
- INDIAN TRIBES-LOCATION, One for each state. Ask questions to find the location of your ancestors
- INDIAN CEMETERIES, A place to share the location or transcriptions of Indian Cemeteries
- INDIAN ROLL LIST, List for each of the Indian Rolls, discussion on each of the rolls
Chickasaw Indian Military
- Pawns of the French and English (hosted at The Loess Hills’ Indians)
- Native Americans in the US Military (hosted at Naval History & Heritage)
- American Indian in the Great War: Real and Imagined (compiled by Diane Camurat)
- Native American Women Veterans (hosted at American Indian Heritage Month)
- American Indians in World II
- Native Americans in the Korean War
- Indian Wars, Conflicts and Disturbances 1614-1893
- Indians Who Served in the War (WWII)
- Native American Medal of Honor Recipients (hosted at US Army Center of Military History)
The list of tribes and organizations below are not federally recognized. Many of them are state recognized organizations only or working towards federal recognition. We will provide a listing for any Native American organization or tribe. If you would like your organization listed please submit the information here.
Chickasaw Indian Rolls
- Goodland and Wheelock Indian School and Academy (hosted at Red River Historian)
- Education the Chickasaws 1856-1907 (hosted at Chronicles of Oklahoma)
- Chickasaw Male Manual Labor Academy (hosted at Chickasaw Nation)
- Bloomfield Academy (hosted at OkGenWeb)
Chickasaw Indian Surnames
- Colonel John Johnston (hosted at Johnston and Related Families)
- Colberts and The Chickasaw Nation (hosted at Linda’s Loveables)
- Alexander Family Chickasaw History (hosted at RootsWeb)
Chickasaw Indian Treaties
- Indian Treaties, Acts and Agreements
- Signers of Native American Treaties, Indian, Military and Guests
- Indian Affairs, Laws and Treaties, Vol. 2
As the United States expanded westward from the original thirteen colonies, settlers often confronted the existing owners of the land. As a result the federal government often negotiated treaties with these Native Americans. This collection of official treaties was compiled by the United States and originally printed in 1904. (Subscribers Only) Try Ancestry.com’s Census Images for FREE!!!
Chickasaw Indian Suggested Reading
Tracing Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes
Stories about Indian ancestors in the family tree are common among both black and white families whose roots go deep into the American Southeast, especially those with links to the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole (the Five Civilized Tribes).
History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez Indians, by Horatio Bardwell Cushman
To bring one’s material to a strictly historical and classified order is almost an impossibility when dealing with a subject so diversified as that of the Red Race of the North American Continent.
Remaining Chickasaw in Indian Territory, 1830-1907
The difficult removal of the Chickasaw Nation to Indian Territory—later to become part of the state of Oklahoma— was exacerbated by the U.S. government’s unenlightened decision to place the Chickasaws on lands it had previously provided solely for the Choctaw Nation.
This volume deals with the challenges the Chickasaw people had from attacking Texans and Plains Indians, the tribe’s ex-slaves, the influence on the tribe of intermarried white men, and the presence of illegal aliens (U.S. citizens) in their territory. By focusing on the tribal and U.S. government policy conflicts, as well as longstanding attempts of the Chickasaw people to remain culturally unique, St. Jean reveals the successes and failures of the Chickasaw in attaining and maintaining sovereignty as a separate and distinct Chickasaw Nation.