Here are some of the other web sites on the World Wide Web that may help you in your search for information about the Choctaw Culture.
These links are to web sites which are not controlled by the Choctaw Nation, and all content is the responsibility of the respective web site’s publisher. The links will automatically open in a new window.
If you find a link that is not here, and you would like to share, please feel free to send the information to Bishinik for general cultural links, or to genealogy for ancestory and genealogical links.
Alphabetical List of External Cultural Links
Choctaw Language Online Website of the Language Department of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
NativeCulture.com A comprehensive portal site for Native American resources o n the Internet.
OK Choctaw Tribal Alliance Our mission is to promote the culture and well-being of Choctaws and other Native Americans in the Oklahoma City area.
OK/IT GenWeb More and more people from all over the United States are researching to prove their ancestor was an Indian. There has been an increase in interest in Indian ancestry because emphasis is placed on minority hiring in private industry and other Government agencies, as well as in the BIA, and in services provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. This is a complicated matter that requires study and’ research, and it is not possible to set out all the details in one article, but it is hoped this will help to start you in the right direction.
Okla Chahta Clan of California “There was what was called the 2nd Trail of Tears … Indian people from all over were again taken from their homelands to be sent to California to work for the war effort in the shipyard of Northern CA and the manufacturing plants of Southern CA to build the airplanes and parts.
Then there was the “Dust Bowl Days” which brought so many Choctaw people from their homes in Oklahoma and Texas for a new life. For most that mean forget your tribal ways and fit in so you would not be discriminated against. Do not teach your children the traditional ways nor the language of their people ….. hope that they will fit in”.
Oklahoma Historical Society Mission: To preserve and perpetuate the history of Oklahoma and its people by collecting, interpreting and disseminating knowledge of Oklahoma and the Southwest
Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian “The National Museum of the American Indian is the sixteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution. It is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. Established by an act of Congress in 1989, the museum works in collaboration with the Native peoples of the Western Hemisphere to protect and foster their cultures by reaffirming traditions and beliefs, encouraging contemporary artistic expression, and empowering the Indian voice.”