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Biskinik is the official newspaper of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

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Iti Fabvssa - Chief Harry J. W. Belvin

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A New Chahta Homeland: A History by the Decade, 1950-1960

Covering the 1950-1960 period when legislation outlining the process for Choctaw termination was developed and passed into U.S. law.

Chief William A. Durant

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A New Chahta Homeland: A History by the Decade, 1940-1950

This month covers the 1940-1950 period when Choctaws worked with U.S. Congressmen to address issues regarding land restrictions and sell their coal and asphalt lands.

Muriel Wright

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A New Chahta Homeland: A History by the Decade, 1930-1940

This month covers the 1930-1940 period when Choctaws responded to the 1934 Indian Reorganization Act and formally organized an Advisory Council to help make decisions regarding Choctaw issues – serving as a de facto legislative branch.

Choctaw camp meeting

Biskinik Iti Fabvssa

A New Chahta Homeland: A History by the Decade, 1920-1930

This month covers the 1920-1930 period as Choctaw Nation navigated the best possible ways to provide for Choctaw people despite the severe constraints it faced as a government.

Choctaw Firefighters

Biskinik Iti Fabvssa

In Honor of our Choctaw Firefighters

Since time immemorial, Choctaw people have had a relationship with fire through the land. Like many other Indigenous communities across North America, Choctaw people have used fire for land management to create open, biologically diverse environments that lead to better habitats for animals and edible plants.

Land allotment map

Biskinik Iti Fabvssa

A New Chahta Homeland: A History by the Decade, 1910-1920

This month covers 1910-1920 when Choctaws dealt with the immediate aftermath of statehood and attempts to undermine Choctaw allotments.

Dawes Commission

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A New Chahta Homeland: A History by the Decade, 1900-1910 (Part II)

Examining the 1905-1910 period, when Choctaws were preoccupied with the creation of citizen rolls, allotment, and Oklahoma statehood.