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Near Gordonsburg in Lewis County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lands of the Chickasaw

 
 
Lands of the Chickasaw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
1. Lands of the Chickasaw Marker
Inscription. Before 1805 the Chickasaw Indians owned all the land in this vicinity. Only the Natchez Trace – part of which remains here – had made inroads into tribal territory.

When the Indians ceded land to the United States in the early 1800's, the Natchez Trace became a boundary. The land behind you became government property under an 1805 treaty. In 1816 the tribe ceded a much larger tract including the land in front of you.

Eventually the Chickasaws left their homeland. In 1837 the government removed them to Indian Territory in Oklahoma over the tragic “Trail of Tears.”


Despite the dissolution of their lands, the Chickasaws evolved a unique culture based on the American model. As hunting ranges shrank, they became farmers. The Chickasaws established their own schools, courts, and legislature. During the Civil War the tribe joined the Confederacy.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 35° 38.496′ N, 87° 22.451′ W. Marker is near Gordonsburg, Tennessee, in Lewis County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 397.4), 6 miles north of Columbia
Tishomingo and Winchester Colbert image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
2. Tishomingo and Winchester Colbert
Close-up of images on marker
Highway (U.S. 412), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Old Trace turnout. Marker is in this post office area: Hampshire TN 38461, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stands on the Old Trace (approx. 3 miles away); Tobacco Farm - Old Trace (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Natchez Trace at the Tobacco Farm (approx. 3.7 miles away); Tennessee Tobacco Farm (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Tobacco Barn (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Well Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Old Trace Walk (approx. 5.1 miles away); Jackson Branch – A Stolen Stream (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Natchez Trace. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on June 22, 2015.) 
 
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Chickasaw Treaty Lands image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
3. Chickasaw Treaty Lands
Close-up of map on marker
Remnant of Old Trace near Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
4. Remnant of Old Trace near Marker
Lands of the Chickasaw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
5. Lands of the Chickasaw Marker
View to south from parking area
View to Northwest from Marker Location image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
6. View to Northwest from Marker Location
View to East Along Natchez Trace Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, June 4, 2015
7. View to East Along Natchez Trace Parkway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 22, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on June 22, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 22, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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