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Near Porter in Wagoner County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Chief Pushmataha

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 10, 2014
1. Chief Pushmataha Marker
Inscription.  

Choctaw Indians made hunting expedition from Mississippi to this region, Jan. 1807, led by famous Chief Pushmataha. Camped east on Verdigris River was Joseph Bogy, French trader among Osages, whose armed men engaged Pushmataha's band in battle at the trading camp. Bogy's men were put to rout by the Choctaws.
 
Erected 1995 by Oklahoma Historical Society. (Marker Number 82.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 35° 49.938′ N, 95° 24.152′ W. Marker is near Porter, Oklahoma, in Wagoner County. Marker is on U.S. 69 0.4 miles north of 820th Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is at a roadside pullout. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6290 US Highway 69, Porter OK 74454, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tullahassee Mission (here, next to this marker); Wigwam Neosho (here, next to this marker); Oklahoma's First Baptist Church
Markers Along U.S. Hwy 69 image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Markers Along U.S. Hwy 69
Looking north
(a few steps from this marker); 42nd Infantry (Rainbow) Division National Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away); "The Sentry" (approx. 4˝ miles away); Union Agency (approx. 4.6 miles away); a different marker also named Union Agency (approx. 4.6 miles away); Muskogee Nation Commemorative Stone (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Porter.
 
Also see . . .  Pushmataha. (Submitted on April 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 21, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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Mar. 2, 2021