Chief Greenwood “Green” McCurtain

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Chief Greenwood “Green” McCurtain

Birth
Skullyville, Le Flore County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 27 Dec 1910 (aged 62)
Kinta, Haskell County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Kinta, Haskell County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 6953427 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Ronald Walton
  • Added: 25 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6953427
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chief Greenwood “Green” McCurtain (28 Nov 1848–27 Dec 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6953427, citing San Bois Cemetery, Kinta, Haskell County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Ronald Walton (contributor 9245992) .