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Choctaw Culture and History

As a complement to our Choctaw language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Choctaw tribe and their society. Please note that Choctaws and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Choctaw history is interesting and important, but the Choctaw Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

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Our Choctaw Websites

Choctaw Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Choctaw Indian language.
Choctaw Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Choctaw culture.
Choctaw Legends:
    Collection of Choctaw Indian legends and folktales.

Choctaw Tribal and Community Websites

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma * Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians * Jena Band of Choctaw Indians * Mowa Choctaw:
    Official homepages of Choctaw tribes today.
Choctaw Nation Indian Hospital:
    Homepage of the Choctaw Nation's tribal hospital in Oklahoma.
Choctaw Tribal Schools * Choctaw Central High School:
    Homepages of Mississippi Choctaw schools.
School of Choctaw Language:
    Homepage of the Oklahoma Choctaw tribal school, offering language classes in Durant and online.
Choctaw Casino Pearl River Resort * Choctaw Casino Resort * Choctaw Casino Bingo:
    Choctaw tribal casinos.
Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw: * Isle de Jean Charles Tribal Community: * Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe:
    Websites of state-recognized Louisiana Indian communities including Choctaw descendants.

Maps of Choctaw Lands

Mississippi Indian Map * Alabama Indian Map * Louisiana Indian Map * Florida Indian Map:
    Tribal maps showing the original territory of the Choctaw Indians and their neighbors.
Virtual Museum of New France: Southeastern Indians:
    Historical maps and articles about the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, and other southeast tribes.

Choctaw Lifestyle and Tradition

Choctaw Life:
    Archive of articles on Choctaw history, culture, legends and genealogy.
Choctaw Indians:
    Article on Choctaw Indian history and culture.
Little Moon:
    A children's story about a Choctaw Indian boy's experiences on the Trail of Tears, written by a Choctaw descendent.
Southeast American Indian Clothing * Native American Clothes:
    Pictures of Cherokee, Creek, and Choctaw clothing styles.
Choctaw Stew Recipe * Wild Tumbleweed Greens * Choctaw Possum * Parched Corn:
    Traditional Choctaw recipes.
Flag of the Choctaw Nation:
    Picture and history of the Oklahoma Choctaw flag.
Choctaw License Plates:
    Oklahoma Choctaw license plate.
Choctaw Labor Day Festival * Choctaw Indian Fair * Choctaw Powwow:
    Photos and a dance video from different Choctaw Indian festivals.
Bringing Depth of Understanding to the Nation’s National Parks:
    Interviews with Choctaw and other Native American park interpreters.
Adrian 'Chief' Roman, martial artist:
    Personal pages of Choctaw individuals.
Four Directions: Choctaw Tribe:
    Timeline and links about the Choctaw Indians.
Pushmataha, Choctaw Warrior:
    Biographies of historical Choctaw figures.

Choctaw Genealogy

Choctaw Genealogy Forum:
    Messageboard for Choctaw Indian descendants.
Cooper Rolls:
    Online database of census roll lists of Choctaw tribal members in the 19th century.
Choctaw County Oklahoma Genealogy:
    Resources for tracing Choctaw Indian ancestry.
American Indian Genealogy:
    Direction for those seeking Choctaw and other Native American ancestors.

Choctaw Religion and Myth

Choctaw Legends:
    Collection of Choctaw Indian legends and folktales.
Native American Beliefs:
    Advice for people researching traditional Choctaw religion and American Indian spirituality in general.
Choctaw Religion and Expressive Culture:
    Article on Choctaw religious beliefs, ceremonies, and traditional medicine.
World Religions: Choctaw:
    Overview of traditional Choctaw mythology, rituals, and symbols.
That Old-Time Choctaw Religion:
    Essay on ancient Choctaw sun worship.
Green Corn Ceremony * Green Corn Festival * Green Corn Dance:
    The Green Corn Ceremony (or Busk Festival), an important harvest ritual of the Choctaws and other southeastern tribes.

Choctaw Literature and Art

Native American Authors: Choctaw Tribe * LeAnne Howe * Tim Tingle, Storyteller:
    Information and links about different Choctaw writers.
Woodlin Lois:
    Songs performed by a Choctaw musician.
Choctaw Art Gallery:
    Online collection of jewelry, painting, sculpture and pipes by Choctaw artists.
American Indian Art:
    Information, photographs and links about Choctaw and other native art.

Choctaw Politics, Issues, and News

    Tribal newspaper of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
Indian Country responds to victims of Katrina:
    News article on the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Choctaw Reservation.

Books for sale on the Choctaws
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Culture and Customs of the Choctaw Indians:
    Excellent introduction to the Choctaw Indian culture past and present, by a Choctaw author.
Choctaw Tales:
    A good collection of Choctaw legends for sale.
They Say The Wind Is Red:
    History of the Alabama Choctaw people (refugees from the forced migration westward).
Choctaw Music and Dance:
    Interesting book on Choctaw musical traditions.
How Thunder and Lightning Came to Be:
    Picture book based on a Choctaw legend about the origin of thunder and lightning.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Wikipedia: Choctaw Indians: * Choctaw Tribe:
   Encyclopedia articles about the Choctaws.
   Choctaw Indian Tribe: * Choctaws:
   Choctaw links.
   Los Choctaw:
   Information about the Choctaws in Spanish.

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