Choctaw Headquarters - Durant Oklahoma
N 34° 00.000 W 096° 23.600
14S E 740751 N 3765219
Quick Description: Choctaw headquarters in Durant Oklahoma.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2009 10:48:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM71H6
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma (commonly referred to as the Choctaw Nation) is a semi-autonomous Native American homeland comprising twelve tribal districts. The Choctaw Nation maintains a special relationship with both the United States and Oklahoma governments. Approximately 250,000 people live within the Choctaw Nation, of which 70,000 are enrolled Choctaw.
The chief of the Choctaw Nation is Gregory E. Pyle. The Choctaw Nation Headquarters is located in Durant, Oklahoma, though the Council House is in Tuskahoma, Oklahoma; it is now the Choctaw Museum and home to the Judicial Department Court System.
The Choctaw Nation is also home to a Native American group of Choctaws known as Oklahoma Choctaws. Choctaws, who were "forcibly removed" to the Indian territory between 1831 and 1838, were organized as the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The removals continued until the early 20th century. The removals became known as the "Trail of Tears."
Type of Nation Within: Native American Indian Reservation (USA)
Tribe or Band: Choctaw
Address of Main Entrance to area:
Durant , Ok USA
Land Area - Specify Acres or Miles: 11,000
Open or Closed to Public: Open To Public
Website for further information: [Web Link]
Date when area was established or set aside: Not listed
Coordinates of site within area to visit: Not Listed
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