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Offended the Band of Choctaw in Mississippi

Courtland Courtland

posted on February 27 and updated on February 27

Hello – I was recently tasked by a professor to write a paper on a minority group that I was not familiar with and chose the Band of Choctaw’s in Mississippi. I traveled down there with my father and met a Choctaw in his late twenties who offered to show us around the Pearl River Reservation. At one point, he texted his mother who invited us to dinner at her house. It was a wonderful experience over all.
A few weeks later our friend from Pearl River was to come to Memphis to watch a basketball game and I asked him to contact us when he arrived because I wanted to take him and his wife to dinner for being so hospitable prior. Well, their trip turned out to be short and they returned to Pearl River right after the game and I was unable to get them to go to dinner. Later I texted to ask for contact info for a pastor of the church they attend and as usual received a response quickly. after a few days, I didn’t hear back and sent another text to which he did not respond…I didn’t want to annoy him but worried that I had made a mistake by not reciprocating and inviting them to my house when they were in town – so, I sent him another message telling him that I wanted he and his family to come to dinner next time they were in town – but again no response. His pastor was unresponsive also, even after he was so welcoming during the church service. From what I’ve written, does it sound like I may have offended them????

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on February 27

i have no idea.
the mississippi choctaw tribe does have a historian who has done some good work. i am trying to remember his name. the tribe would know his name.

some names:
http://www.nchgs.org/html/choctaw_indian_ancestry.html
http://www.holcomb.org/legacy/

some useful links:
http://www.nanations.com/mschoctaw/
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/choctaw-indian-research.htm

http://www.choctaw.org/

there is a subgroup that deserves attention. the war department encouraged intermarriage as policy. since many slaves were black and native, intermarriage between them was looked upon as beneficial. but this created problems at the time of enrollment because slaves were generally not documented earlier than 1870, so they had difficulty proving native heritage.

http://african-nativeamerican.com/misschoc.html

gl on your research.

suzanne hamlet shatto

Courtland Courtland

posted on February 27

Thanks Suzanne!

Leo Pergson Leo Pergson

posted on February 27 and updated on February 28

Deborah Boykin is tribal archivist for the
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

Native Americans: Deborah Boykin, Tribal
Archivist, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Search in the Mississippi Band of Choctaw under 14th Article 1830 Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek- Good Choctaw Historical beginning-

Tribal Chief Phyliss Anderson

http://www.choctaw.org/

Last update- 2014

Courtland Courtland

posted on February 27

Thanks for you help Leo!

Leo Pergson Leo Pergson

posted on February 27 and updated on February 28

Welcome!

Search in the Mississippi Band of Choctaw under 14th Article 1830 Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek- Good Choctaw Historical beginning-

Sonya Deaton - (Pistubbee) Sonya Deaton - (Pistubbee)

posted on February 28

In Reply to Courtland…

WITH RESPECT TO OUR TRIBE OF A GREAT PEOPLE’ CHOCTAW

In my opion –
Not to reflect other person(s)or
any nature of any.

Firstly, I perceive of your post-an-Q.,
as an expessed-Respect to our Nations’ Tribe of, A-Great-People’CHOCTAW

To me it is clear that you intended not to disrespect and if thier was such as that nature but not intended;

If applicable-
I woud submit to them a letter,
such as you did in your post here,
in the attempt to clearify of the matters.

again-
in reply to the information
provided within the typed written post.

MCR DIRECT DESCENDENT
SONYA DEATON – PROUD CHOCTAW
deatonsonya@yahoo.com

Final Rolls of the Dawes Commission to
the FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES-
Enrolled Under an, ACT of CONGRESS

Sonya Deaton - (Pistubbee) Sonya Deaton - (Pistubbee)

posted on February 28

In Reply to Courtland…

WITH RESPECT TO OUR TRIBE OF A GREAT PEOPLE’ CHOCTAW

In my opion –
Not to reflect other person(s)or
any nature of any.

Firstly, I perceive of your post-an-Q.,
as an expessed-Respect to our Nations’ Tribe of, A-Great-People’CHOCTAW

To me it is clear that you intended not to disrespect and if thier was such as that nature but not intended;

If applicable-
I woud submit to them a letter,
such as you did in your post here,
in the attempt to clearify of the matters.

again-
in reply to the information
provided within the typed written post.

MCR DIRECT DESCENDENT
SONYA DEATON – PROUD CHOCTAW
deatonsonya@yahoo.com

Final Rolls of the Dawes Commission to
the FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES-
Enrolled Under an, ACT of CONGRESS

Sonya Deaton - (Pistubbee) Sonya Deaton - (Pistubbee)

posted on February 28

In Reply to Courtland…

WITH RESPECT TO OUR TRIBE OF A GREAT PEOPLE’ CHOCTAW

In my opion –
Not to reflect other person(s)or
any nature of any.

Firstly, I perceive of your post-an-Q.,
as an expessed-Respect to our Nations’ Tribe of, A-Great-People’CHOCTAW

To me it is clear that you intended not to disrespect and if thier was such as that nature but not intended;

If applicable-
I woud submit to them a letter,
such as you did in your post here,
in the attempt to clearify of the matters.

again-
in reply to the information
provided within the typed written post.

MCR DIRECT DESCENDENT
SONYA DEATON – PROUD CHOCTAW
deatonsonya@yahoo.com

Final Rolls of the Dawes Commission to
the FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES-
Enrolled Under an, ACT of CONGRESS