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Chahte Tamaha

The Red River Journey

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
1. Chahte Tamaha Marker
Inscription.  Fifty miles west of Fort Towson in present-day Bryan County was the site of Chahte Tamaha, or "Choctaw Town." In 1844 the Armstrong Academy was founded there as a school for boys. The academy played an important role in the community, and by 1863 the Choctaw Nation moved its capital from Doaksville to Chahte Tamaha. During the Civil War it became known as the Confederate Indian headquarters.

Armstrong Academy continued even after the Civil War until the building was destroyed by fire in 1919.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationNative AmericansWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1844.
 
Location. 35° 29.62′ N, 97° 29.843′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker can be reached from Nazih Zuhdi Drive west of North Laird Avenue. Marker is part of the Red River Journey pathway, which is on the grounds of the Oklahoma History Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Choctaw Nation (here, next to this marker); Oberlin (here, next to this marker);
Chahte Tamaha Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2021
2. Chahte Tamaha Marker
Marker is on the left. Oklahoma History Center is in the background.
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The Meinders Foundation Heritage Gardens (a few steps from this marker); The Great Raft (a few steps from this marker); Blue River (a few steps from this marker); Kiamichi River (a few steps from this marker); Jones Plantation (a few steps from this marker); Fort Towson (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
 
Also see . . .  Chahta Tamaha, Indian Territory on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 9, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 9, 2021, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.

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