is the only Native American archaeological site in
Oklahoma that is open to the public. Occupied from 850 to
1450, the mound and city complex was once the center of a
vast trade network that stretched from the
Gulf of California to the Gulf of Mexico and Virginia to
the Great Lakes.
was the creator of the first American-made Bible, written
in Algonquin, for which he personally created a written
is a term that came into use during the
mid-nineteenth century to refer to the Cherokee, Choctaw,
Chicasaw, Creek, and Seminole nations because they seemed
to adopt "civilized ways" much more readily
than other tribes.
Trail of Tears
is a name given to the forced relocation and movement of
Native American nations from southeastern parts of the
United States following the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
The phrase originated from a description of the removal
of the Choctaw Nation in 1831, during which about 6,000
Choctaw died of disease, starvation, and hypothermia.
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