Coal County, Oklahoma
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Coordinator: Mel Owings

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No history of Coal county can even begin without telling the story the Choctaw Nation. Please take time to read all the information listed in the links below.

The Choctaw Nation traces its ancestry to Mississippi and some sections of Alabama. Legends tell that the Choctaw People originated from "Ninah Waya", a sacred hill near Nozapter, Mississippi. The name means "Productive Mountain" and is often referred to as "The Mother Mound.

In 1830, after the signing of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the entire Choctaw Nation was forcibly removed form their homeland in Mississippi to the southeastern part of Indian Territory, that was to become Oklahoma. Over 20,000 people were moved on this long journey, and only 7,000 survived. This trail became known as the "Trail of Tears".

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Some of the links below have been removed because they are no longer active. I will reactivate them if I find a new "working" link. Thanks.

 

Choctaw Official Page

USGenWeb Choctaw Page

Choctaw Origin Myths

Rev. Allen Wright

Choctaw Treaties

Civil War in Indian Territory

Choctaw Nation in 1890

 

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