Researching Your Native American Ancestry in Mississippi

Halito! My name is Leo 'Buddy' Pergson,

 Chief of Su-Quah-Natch-Ah Choctaw band of Kemper County Mississippi living along the Tombigbee River MS, Choctaw mounds or "Tomb Builders". 

I am your new Native American Project Coordinator for the Great State of Mississippi. Please email me with any comments, suggestions or contributions you might have for this site.  If I can be of assistance please contact me.  I have worked with the Bureau of Indian Affairs for many years and can sometimes find sources others cannot. 

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Mississippi Indian Cession Map

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Mississippi was first inhabited by three major tribes:
Chickasaws in the north 
Choctaws in the central and south 
Natchez Indians in the southwest along the Mississippi River. 
Other tribes include:
Biloxi
Houma
Pascagoula
Tunica
Chakchiuma/Chocchuma
Yazoo


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