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Peter Perkins Pitchlynn

(Ha-tchoo-tuc-knee)

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, September 12, 2019
1. Peter Perkins Pitchlynn Marker
Inscription.  
Choctaw Chief—Diplomat—Education Leader
Born January 30, 1896
Died January 17, 1881

• Principal Chief, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma 1864-1866
• Tribal Commissioner for land claims against the U.S. Government
(1853-61 — 1865-81)
• Led two groups of his tribe from Mississippi to Oklahoma during the removal (1831-32)
• Established Choctaw Educational System
• Advocated for Choctaw Constitution and Government in Oklahoma (1834)
• Speaker Choctaw Tribal Council
• Loyal to the Union during the Civil War
• Negotiated the surrender of the Choctaw Confederate Military Forces (1865), and the treaty of peace between the Tribe and the U.S. (1866)
• Faithful Member of the Lutheran Memorial Church and the Masonic Order
• Son of Major John Pitchlynn and Sophia Folsom
• Husband of Rhoda Folsom and Caroline Lombardy

“He was a remarkably handsome man, as stately and complete a gentleman of Nature’s
making as I ever beheld; he moved among people like another kind of being”

Charles Dickens (American Notes,
Peter Perkins Pitchlynn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 12, 2019
2. Peter Perkins Pitchlynn Marker
In front of P. P. Pitchlynn's Grave.
1842)
Upon meeting Pitchlynn during his journey through America

Placed here in remembrance by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
1998

 
Erected 1998 by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
 
Location. 38° 52.773′ N, 76° 58.805′ W. Marker is in Barney Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from the intersection of E Street SE and Potomac Avenue SE, on the right when traveling east. This marker is in Congressional Cemetery - R87/S5294 on their map. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1801 E Street SE, 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. "The Healing Poles" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Philip Sousa (about 600 feet away); Barney at Bladensburg (about 600 feet away); U.S. Arsenal Explosion Memorial (about 700 feet away); Congressional Cemetery Government Lots (about 800 feet away); General Peterson Goodwyn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Heroes of 1814 (approx. ¼ mile away); Historic Congressional Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barney Circle.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansWar, US Civil
 
Peter Perkins Pitchlynn Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 12, 2019
3. Peter Perkins Pitchlynn Grave Marker
P. P. Pitchlynn,<br>Died<br>January 17, 1881;<br>Aged 75 Years. image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 12, 2019
4. P. P. Pitchlynn,
Died
January 17, 1881;
Aged 75 Years.
Chief and Delegate image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 12, 2019
5. Chief and Delegate
of the
Choctaw Nation
For Whose Advancement
Many Years of His Life
Were Devoted
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A Christian Brave
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By Allen C. Browne
6. Peter Perkins Pitchlynn
This 1834 painting by George Catlin entitled “Há-tchoo-túc-knee, Snapping Turtle, a Half-breed” hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 12, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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