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Pushmataha

Congressional Cemetery

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 29, 2019
1. Pushmataha Marker
Inscription.  Brigadier General Pushmataha (1764-1824) was a Choctaw chief, warrior, hunter, and great friend of many, including President Andrew Jackson. In 1812, Pushmataha led 1,000 warriors of Choctaw Nation to fight alongside Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans, one of the great battles in United States history. President Monroe asked Pushmataha to represent the Choctaw Nation in the treaty negotiations in 1824 in Washington, DC. Unfortunately, Pushmataha died of croup at age 60 just prior to the 1825 signing of the treaty. Pushmataha received a military funeral that was attended by 2,000 people, including Andrew Jackson, and stretched over a mile long.

[Inscription on monument:]
Push-Ma-Ta-Ha

A
Choctaw Chief
lies here,
this monument to his memory
is erected by his brother chiefs
who were associated with him
in a
delegation
from their Nation,
in the year 1824, to the
General Government
of the
United States

Push-Ma-Ta-Ha was a warrior
of great distinction
He was wise in council —
eloquent in an extraordinary
degree,
Pushmataha Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 29, 2019
2. Pushmataha Marker
and on all occasions
& under all circumstances
the white man's friend

He died in Washington,
on the 24th of December, 1824,
of the croup in the
60th year of his age.

Among his last words
were the following:
"When I am gone, let the big
guns be fired over me."

 
Erected by Historic Congressional Cemetery.
 
Location. 38° 52.945′ N, 76° 58.659′ W. Marker is in Barney Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from E Street Southeast 0.1 miles east of Potomac Avenue Southeast, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 E Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Levi Casey (a few steps from this marker); Elbridge Gerry (a few steps from this marker); John Smilie (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Elbridge Gerry (a few steps from this marker); Thomas R. Gedney (within shouting distance of this marker); Uriah Tracy (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Franklin McAlwee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leonard P. Matlovich (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barney Circle.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsNative AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
Pushmataha Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 29, 2019
3. Pushmataha Marker
Pushmataha Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 29, 2019
4. Pushmataha Marker
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 29, 2019
5. Pushmataha Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 29, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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