One mile southeast, near the original Natchez Trace, was the National Council House of the Chickasaws. There, Oct. 20, 1832, the Pontotoc Creek Treaty was signed, ceding to the United States over six million acres. — — Map (db m102691) HM
One mile southeast, near the original Natchez Trace, was the National Council House of the Chickasaws. There, Oct. 20, 1832, the Pontotoc Creek Treaty was signed, ceding to the United States over six million acres. — — Map (db m102695) HM
The United States agents to the Chickasaws lived from 1802 to 1825 west of here on the Old Natchez Trace.
That Americans could peacefully travel the road through Indian lands was due in large measure to the agents. Their efforts to preserve . . . — — Map (db m84821) HM
Somewhere in this vicinity, the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto crossed the animal paths that later became the Natchez Trace. In 1539, he set out on a long arduous journey that took him across the Southeastern United States. He crossed the . . . — — Map (db m84820) HM
At Monroe Mission Station northwest of here, the Chickasaws first received Christianity and education in 1822. Five years later, 100 acres were under cultivation and 81 pupils were attending the school. Boys learned farming and carpentry, and girls . . . — — Map (db m84819) HM
A noted Chickasaw chief who served the United States at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, 1794, and in the War of 1812. Colbert died in Pontotoc in 1836 and is believed to be buried in this cemetery. — — Map (db m33859) HM
E. 5 mi. is site where Chickasaws defeated French commander, May 20, 1736, six days before defeat of Bienville at Ackia. Along with fourteen other French captives D'Artaguiette was burned at the stake. — — Map (db m102725) HM
Pierre D' Artaguiette
French Commander was defeated in battle
with Chickasaw Indians Sunday May 20, 1736
A week later D' Artaguiette, Francois -
Marie Bissot De Vincennes, Father Antoine Senat,
Jesuit Missionary-in all . . . — — Map (db m102727) HM
Pontotoc County's wide-ranging musical legacy encompasses African American blues from Baby Face Leroy Foster, Lee Gates, R. C. Weatherall, and Terry "Harmonica" Bean as well as music by white artists who combined blues or R&B . . . — — Map (db m102867) HM
Dedicated to the honor and memory of
the men and women of Pontotoc County
who served in the Armed Forces of
the United States in World War I,
World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
Honoring all who served -- . . . — — Map (db m103002) WM
S.E. about 7 miles is site of council house where on October 20, 1832, treaty was signed providing for cession of over 6 million acres to U.S. and removal of Chickasaws to West. — — Map (db m102702) HM
Westerly on the Natchez Trace stood an Indian village “Pontatock” with its council house which, in the 1820's, became the “Capitol” of the Chickasaw Nation.
The chiefs and headmen met there to sign treaties or to . . . — — Map (db m84817) HM
Named for a Chickasaw word meaning “tree root,” Tockshish was a community of Indians and white men on the Natchez Trace to the northwest. John McIntosh, British agent to the Choctaws, first settled there before 1770.
In 1801, . . . — — Map (db m84818) HM
Founded in 1889 by Jasper Davis, the
Mississippi Normal Institute opened
on September 1, 1890, east of this site,
with an initial enrollment of 75 students
that gradually increased throughout the
1890s. At its height, the school boasted . . . — — Map (db m116244) HM
Buried 3.2 mi. S. at Toccopola School. As Chickasaw wife of John L. Allen she won famous suit over title to slave held under Indian law. As result, in 1839 state led English-speaking world in legislation protection of spouse. — — Map (db m102731) HM