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Chief Greenwood "Green" McCurtain
Birth: Nov. 28, 1848
Skullyville
Le Flore County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 1910
Kinta
Haskell County
Oklahoma, USA

Chief of the Choctaw Nation. He was one of three sons of Cornelius McCurtain and Mahyia Belvin, later called Amy. His mother was a granddaughter of the legendary Sho-Ma-Ka, a captive of the Choctaws after a retributive massacre of her tribe, the Sha-chi-homas, by the Chickasaws and Choctaws in the late 1700s. They migrated to Indian Territory in 1833 in one of the removal caravans known as the Trail of Tears. They settled in Skullyville, and engaged in farming and stock raising. From the time of the adoption of the new constitution of 1860, until the conclusion of the political life of the old Choctaw government, the three sons Green McCurtain, Jackson Frazier McCurtain and Edmund McCurtain were to figure prominently in tribal leadership, serving the Choctaw people through times of great change, with diligence, farsightedness, and unfailing honesty. Chief Green McCurtiain enjoyed and deserved the love and confidence of the Choctaw people and the greater part of his life was given to their service. He held many positions of honor and trust in his Nation. He was School trustee, Representative, Senator, District Attorney, national Treasurer, and Delegate to Washington D.C. At the time of his death he was principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation, a position he held for twelve years. (bio by: Ronald Walton) 
 
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 Parents:
  Cornelius McCurtain (1803 - 1871)
  Amy Mahayia McCurtain (1806 - 1872)
 
 Spouses:
  Martha Ann Ainsworth Ainsworth (1846 - 1904)
  Kate Spring McCurtain (1855 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  David Cornelius McCurtain (1873 - 1958)*
  Benjamin F. McCurtain (1874 - 1946)*
  Alice McCurtain Scott (1879 - 1951)*
  Lena McCurtain Moore (1881 - 1966)*
  Napoleon B. McCurtain (1885 - 1888)*
  Bertha Pauline McCurtain Pebworth (1890 - 1938)*
  Lester McCurtain (1893 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jackson Frazier McCurtain (1830 - 1885)*
  Isabelle McCurtain Riddle (1839 - 1873)*
  Edmund Aaron McCurtain (1842 - 1890)*
  David Cornelius McCurtain (1846 - 1874)*
  Greenwood McCurtain (1848 - 1910)
  Robert McCurtain (1853 - 1874)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
San Bois Cemetery
Kinta
Haskell County
Oklahoma, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.14045, -95.16467
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ronald Walton
Record added: Nov 25, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6953427
Chief Greenwood Green McCurtain
Added by: Ronald Walton
 
Chief Greenwood Green McCurtain
Added by: Ronald Walton
 
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- M. N. M.
 Added: Jun. 7, 2017

- sjm
 Added: Dec. 27, 2016
Chief, may you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Nov. 28, 2016
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