Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

The Great Seal of the Choctaw Nation


j2thestring j2thestring

posted on July 19, 2011

Hello all,

I am looking for any information on an ancient priestly order called the “Oon-ka-la”. They maintained a temple called the (tashka tcuka) or “House of warriors”. The temple was located on the bank of what is now known as Cushtusia Creek in Neshoba county Mississippi. This priesthood spoke and performed rituals in a language that is unknown to our tribe as stated by most historical records. As such, I am having great difficulty finding information about them on the internet and other such publications. Any further information would be greatly appreciated.


suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on July 19, 2011

you might contact the mississippi historical society and the mississippi state archives.

Mississippi Historical Society P. O. Box 571 Jackson, MS 39205-0571

All membership inquiries may be directed to the address above, or sent by email to
the archives seem to load slowly. if you contact them, you might tell them that.

NARA/national archives and records administration

contacting the history department of mississippi universities, mississippi tribes might be helpful too.