Treaty of Choctaw Trading House
Submitted by Everett Carr

Source:  Rowland, Dunbar, ed.  Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form.  Atlanta, GA:  Southern Historical Publishing Association, 1907.  Vol. 2, page 799.

Treaty of Choctaw Trading House,  concluded at St. Stephens, October 24, 1816, relinquished, in connection with the cession by the Chickasaws in September, all the land claimed by the two nations south of the Tennessee river, and east of the Gaines road and Tombigbee river, of which a part lay within the bounds of the State of Mississippi, as defined in 1817.  The Choctaws ceded that part east of the Tombigbee river between the mouth of the Oktibbeha and the first Choctaw cession line.  The treaty was made by Gen. John Coffee, John Rhea and John McKee, and the “mingoes, leaders, captains and warriors of the Choctaw nation in general council assembled.”  The consideration was $10,000 in goods, then delivered, and an annuity of $6,000 for 20 years.
 



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