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Revisited Myth # 72: The Trail of Tears drove all the Indians out of the southeastern United States.

National Geographic magazine says this is a common myth, so who am I to differ? I had never heard it expressed, but then again, maybe that’s because I’ve long known the truth, living in the southeastern United States among several different Native American tribes. 128 more words

Native Americans

Trail of Tears: The Burial of Rexdale Henry

by Zachary Oren Smith

A woman crying as she entered John E. Stephens Chapel in Philadelphia, Miss., was only one of many Choctaws packed into the funeral home wearing white jerseys with red player numbers emblazoned with “Bok Cito,” the name of their men’s stickball team. 992 more words

A Little Bit of Kindness

One thing I learned as a child was how to show kindness and consideration for others.  This was a part of my upbringing and has served me well through the years. 174 more words


Where Do I Belong?

When I went to school the kids were either white or Hispanic.  It wasn’t until years later when I went to high-school that I was introduced to other races as well.   171 more words


Crossing Bok Chitto

The Bok Chitto River in Mississippi was once the dividing line between slavery and freedom. If slaves crossed the river to where the Choctaw Aboriginal people lived, they were free and it was illegal for slave owners to bring slaves back across. 74 more words

Read Aloud

Character Interview: Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer's Matthew

(Kelly was written by Kelly Blanchard. Matthew was written by Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer.)

The Choctaw Tribune office was especially quiet that morning. Matthew had chosen this day in particular because Tuesdays were known to be the most lax time for him to work on writing the final articles before they went to press for the weekly edition. 2,975 more words