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Chief Tishomingo

  • Birth 1734
  • Death 5 May 1838 Fort Coffee, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Body lost or destroyed
  • Memorial ID 6873075

Chickasaw War Chief. Probably born in what is now Lee County, Mississippi. As a young man he served with General Anthony Wayne against the Shawnee in the Old Northwest and received a silver medallion from President Washington for his service. During the War of 1812, he served under Andrew Jackson. It is known that he received two tracts of land under the Pontotoc Treaty of 1832. After his service, he took several trips to Philadelphia and Washington DC before retiring to raise livestock and hunt until white settlers encroached on his land. New treaties took away land and rights from the Chickasaw until 1837 when a final treaty forced them to remove to Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) with the Choctaw. About 4000 Chickasaw moved west in the winter of 1837-1838. Tishomingo died on the Trail of Tears probably at Fort Caffee on the south bank of the Arkansas River near present day Little Rock. He was about 100 years old. Tishomingo County, Mississippi is named for him.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 23 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6873075
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chief Tishomingo (1734–5 May 1838), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6873075, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Body lost or destroyed.