Chickasaw Council House

Chickasaw Council House (HM1LEO)

Location: Shannon, MS 38868 Pontotoc County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 8.343', W 88° 49.618'

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Westerly on the Natchez Trace stood an Indian village "Pontatock" with its council house which, in the 1820's, became the "Capitol" of the Chickasaw Nation.
     The chiefs and headmen met there to sign treaties or to establish tribal laws and policies. Each summer two or three thousand Indians camped nearby to receive the annual payments for lands they had sold to our Federal Government.
     After the treaty of 1832, the last land was surrendered. The Council House disappeared, but its memory remains here in the names of a Mississippi County and town and went west with the Chickasaws as a county and village in Oklahoma.
Series This marker is part of the Natchez Trace series
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 331548 N 3779081
Decimal Degrees34.13905000, -88.82696667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 8.343', W 88° 49.618'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 8' 20.58" N, 88° 49' 37.08" W
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Area Code(s)662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Natchez Trace Pkwy, Shannon MS 38868, US
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