Choctaws

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Choctaws (Ethnol) A tribe of North American Indians (Southern Appalachian), in early times noted for their pursuit of agriculture, and for living at peace with the white settlers. They are now one of the civilized tribes of the Indian Territory.
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Usage

In literature:

I believe they said it was part Choctaw Indian.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Already the Choctaws were busy tearing the reeking scalps from the living and the dead.
"The Black Wolf's Breed" by Harris Dickson
The chief, Mad Bull, offered the same for the other end of the reservation, near Choctaw Creek.
"Three Years on the Plains" by Edmund B. Tuttle
Master Holmes and Miss Betsy was both half-breed Choctaw Indians.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
CHOCTAWS, a Maskoki tribe, 9, who sided with the French, 253, note.
"French Pathfinders in North America" by William Henry Johnson
The Lafayette and Choctaw, of one thousand tons each, were purchased by the Government and converted into ironclad gunboats with rams.
"The Gulf and Inland Waters" by A. T. Mahan
The gun-boats, "Choctaw" and "Lexington" were despatched to Milliken's Bend from Helena.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
Cherokee or Choctaw, which?
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Maybe you'll write it in Choctaw, or Chinese.
"Dave Porter in the Gold Fields" by Edward Stratemeyer
As soon as they had parted, our Choctaws turned around and shot down the one that had the gun.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8" by Charles H. Sylvester
A force, largely made up of Choctaw allies, assailed the fort of the Natchez.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Frank Wright, a Choctaw, is well known as an evangelistic preacher and singer.
"The Indian Today" by Charles A. Eastman
I thought he was speaking Choctaw, or Yorkshirese.
"London Days" by Arthur Warren
His mother was a half-bred Choctaw.
"The Fatal Cord" by Mayne Reid
Choctaw, the, 355, 378, and map, pp.
"Man, Past and Present" by Agustus Henry Keane
The whole time I was with the Choctaws, I never scalped an enemy.
"Luttrell Of Arran Complete" by Charles James Lever
The fire fiend had marked Choctaw officials for its victims.
"When the Ku Klux Rode" by Eyre Damer
The salutation told him to be the Choctaw so impatiently expected.
"The Yellow Chief" by Mayne Reid
In 1855, on payment of $150,000 to the Choctaws, they effected a political separation.
"Descriptive Catalogue of Photographs of North American Indians" by W. H. Jackson
This made his influence a doubtful quality, and that influence was great with the Choctaws.
"Makers and Romance of Alabama History" by B. F. Riley
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In poetry:

Growing in whispers from the Writers' Congress,
the snow circles like cossacks round the corpse
of a tired Choctaw till it is a blizzard
of treaties and white papers as we lose
sight of the single human through the cause.
"Forest Of Europe" by Derek Walcott

In news:

Named for the beloved Clintonian, longtime coach and ex-player on the Choctaws football team, the road race starting at Cockroft Hall at 8 am promises to be fun for all participants.
Watch the Choctaw folksinger pick, chat about life on the farm.
1 single "Elvira," will perform at 7:30 pm Saturday at the Choctaw High School Performing Center, 14300 N E 10th.
1832 Steakhouse, Choctaw CasinoCall 580-920-0160 ext 1590 after 3.00pm to make your reservation.
CHOCTAW — Holly Gagnon has been selected president and CEO of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians' Pearl River Resort.
For a second time in two months, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will be casting ballots for chief of the tribe Sept 6.
Choctaw victim's brother thankful for arrests.
SPIDER WEBB WINNERS — Jon Spikes, left, and Poteau Lady Pirates Golf Coach Randall Wheat, won the championship flight title of the 47th Spider Webb Invitational Golf Tournament, which took place Saturday and Sunday at Choctaw Country Club.
David Roy Abel , 75, of Choctaw, Okla.
He is survived by his bride of 34 years, Claudine Abel of Choctaw.
Almost a year and a half ago, the Cromwell-Halsell Volunteer Fire Department was destroyed by a tornado that ripped through northern Choctaw County.
For the last 10 years people have come from all around to Choctaw County, Alabama for Butler Fest.
(AP) — KemPosits LLC has dedicated its plant on the Choctaw reservation where it will produce bathtubs .
Butler Police Chief Jimmy Huckabee says he made an arrest of a 13-year-old male Friday morning in connection with the breaking of a window on a Choctaw County school bus Thursday afternoon.
HUGO — Two well known community leaders have volunteered to take a pie to the face to help support the Boys and Girls Club of Choctaw County.
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