Lands of the Chickasaw

Lands of the Chickasaw (HM1L9G)

Location: Duck River, TN 38454
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 38.496', W 87° 22.451'

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Before 1805 the Chickasaw Indians owned all the land in this vicinity. Only the Natchez Trace - part of which remains here - had made inroads into tribal territory.

When the Indians ceded land to the United States in the early 1800's, the Natchez Trace became a boundary. The land behind you became government property under an 1805 treaty. In 1816 the tribe ceded a much larger tract including the land in front of you.

Eventually the Chickasaws left their homeland. In 1837 the government removed them to Indian Territory in Oklahoma over the tragic "Trail of Tears."


Despite the dissolution of their lands, the Chickasaws evolved a unique culture based on the American model. As hunting ranges shrank, they became farms. The Chickasaws established their own schools, courts, and legislature. During the Civil War the tribe joined the Confederacy.
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HM NumberHM1L9G
Series This marker is part of the Natchez Trace series
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 466123 N 3944262
Decimal Degrees35.64160000, -87.37418333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 38.496', W 87° 22.451'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 38' 29.76" N, 87° 22' 27.06" W
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Area Code(s)931
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Natchez Trace Pkwy, Duck River TN 38454, US
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