With the passage by the U.S. Congress of the Indian Removal Act that same year, the legal mechanisms were put in place for President Andrew Jackson to negotiate with Indian groups for their deportation.

The Choctaws, Mississippi’s largest Indian group, were the first southeastern Indians to accept removal with the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek in September 1830. The treaty provided that the Choctaws would receive land west of the Mississippi River in exchange for the remaining Choctaw lands in Mississippi. The Choctaws were given three years to leave Mississippi.

English names listed on the1831 “list of claims allowed under the treaty in Nitachacha District”. These are “persons that have relinquished” (their land)

Samuel Anderson Capt. Big Ax Capt. Bob Z. Brashears, Sr. Thomas Cango William Christy George Clark Gen. Coffee Capt. John Cooper William Fields Pliny Fisk Capt. James Gardiner/Gardner James Garland

John Garland S. Garland Henry Garvin Charles Gibson George Johnson Charles Juzong Capt. Pur Juzong Capt. John Lake Louie Thomas McCann J. K. Nail Capt. Red Cedar Capt. Thorn Allen Yates