Choctaw woman, Heleema called Louise, wearing traditional hairstyle. - The Choctaw people are originally from Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana. The Choctaw are descendants of the peoples of the Hopewell and Mississippian cultures, who lived throughout the east of the Mississippi River valley and its tributaries. About 1,700 years ago, the Hopewell people built Nanih Waiya, a great earthwork mound, which is considered sacred by the Choctaw.

Paiute Lucy Telles, also known as Pa-ma-has, seated beside her largest basket, completed in 1933 after about four years of work, at famous Mono Lake, Yosemite.

Black Choctaw girl in Mississippi, ca. 19th century. The Choctaw Nation, along with The South, was involved in the enslavement of Africans in Mississippi. Even after the Confederacy had been defeated, surrendered, and slavery had effectively ended beginning in March 1865, slavery wasn’t officially abolished among the Choctaw Nations until 1866. It took a special treaty with the United States to permanently end slavery among the Choctaw. During the Civil War, the Choctaw had sided with the…

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