The End of the Trail - Good Springs - Tishomingo, Oklahoma
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N 34° 14.126 W 096° 40.940
14S E 713460 N 3790690
Quick Description: A marker placed by the Alabama - Tennesse Trail of Tears Corridor Commission.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2009 12:46:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM657A
The end of the Trail of Tears for the Chickasaw Nation was at Good Springs in what is now Tisaomingo, Oklahoma.
From the Marker
From our migration to what is now Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama and Tennessee in prehistoric times, to our new homeland in south-central Oklahoma in the mid 1800's, the Chickasaw have always had roots in nature and the elements. With the spirits of our forefathers, we possess a proud history as fierce warriors, known as the "Unconquered and Unconquerable" Chickasaw Nation. Along with the Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole, the Chickasaw were on of the last moved to Indian Territory (IT) during the "Great Removal," on what was called the "trail of Tears." In 1837, the Treaty of Doaksville called for the resettlement of the Chickasaw among the Choctaw tribe in Indian Territory. In 1856, the Chickasaws, in order to restore direct authority over their affairs, separated from the Choctaws and formed their own government. Elections were held, and the first elected leader in IT, Governor Cyrus Harris, ordered a log structure to be erected at this new capital site. Known as Good Spring (Kulli Chokma) because of a flow of sweet pure ground water, this site was perfect for our tribe to begin anew in IT.
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