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Near Shannon in Pontotoc County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Chickasaw Council House

 
 
Chickasaw Council House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
1. Chickasaw Council House Marker
Inscription. Westerly on the Natchez Trace stood an Indian village “Pontatock” with its council house which, in the 1820's, became the “Capitol” of the Chickasaw Nation.
     The chiefs and headmen met there to sign treaties or to establish tribal laws and policies. Each summer two or three thousand Indians camped nearby to receive the annual payments for lands they had sold to our Federal Government.
     After the treaty of 1832, the last land was surrendered. The Council House disappeared, but its memory remains here in the names of a Mississippi County and town and went west with the Chickasaws as a county and village in Oklahoma.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 34° 8.343′ N, 88° 49.618′ W. Marker is near Shannon, Mississippi, in Pontotoc County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 251.1), half a mile south of Pontocola Road (County Road 506), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shannon MS 38868, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Black Belt (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tockshish
Chickasaw Council House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
2. Chickasaw Council House Marker
(approx. 1.5 miles away); Monroe Mission Station (approx. 5.3 miles away); Hernando de Soto (approx. 7.5 miles away); Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 8 miles away); Archaeology Determines the Age of Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 8 miles away); Archaeology at Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 8 miles away); a different marker also named Archaeology at Owl Creek Mounds (approx. 8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Shannon.
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 29, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansRoads & Vehicles
 
Chickasaw Council House Turnout on Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. Chickasaw Council House Turnout on Natchez Trace Parkway
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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