Troubled Voices – Choctaws in Mass Deportation and Ethnic Cleansing

Chahta Tosholi Virtual Speaker Series

Published February 4, 2022

By re-examining of the removal of the Choctaws from Mississippi, Dr. Arlen Hanson, a lecturer from North Carolina at Pembroke, seeks to illuminate the voices and experiences of the Choctaws themselves, rather than focusing on a strictly political history as has often been the case in the literature on Removal. He tells the story of Choctaw removal through the voices and profiles of seven crucially important Choctaw leaders, as well as through the stories of ordinary Choctaws from the Trail of Tears and Death. This event was presented on Feb. 4, 2022.

The Chahta Tosholi series is organized by Choctaw Nation Historic Preservation and features Choctaw community members, artists, culture keepers, scholars of Choctaw history, and other experts.