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Jesse Chisholm

  • Birth 1805 Tennessee, USA
  • Death 4 Mar 1868 Geary, Blaine County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Geary, Blaine County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 197

Western Pioneer. Born in the Cherokee Nation, eastern Tennessee, he was a skilled hunter, guide and trader. Learning dozens of Indian languages, he became a sought-after guide and adviser about Indian affairs throughout Texas, Kansas and Indian Territory. In 1865, Chisholm hauled wagons loaded with buffalo hides from his trading post near Wichita, Kansas, to what is now Oklahoma City. The route came to be known as the Chisholm Trail and for the next 20 years, traders and cowboys herding Texas longhorn cattle to the railroad in Kansas followed the trail. Although the trail fell out of use with the expansion of the railroads, it was immortalized in frontier lore.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 197
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jesse Chisholm (1805–4 Mar 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 197, citing Jesse Chisholm Gravesite, Geary, Blaine County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .