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Tribal Headquarters[edit | edit source]

Natchez Nation
P.O. Box 484
Gore (at Notchietown), OK 74435
Phone: 918-489-5244

History[edit | edit source]

Linguistic group: Muskogean

Original homeland: Southwestern Mississippi along the Mississippi River

Early encounter with explorers 1543 Hernando de Soto, and in 1682 visit from Sieur de La Salle brought missionaries and fur traders.

Relationship was established with the French which later became a conflict when the Nachez Revolt was caused by the French governor, Chopart's desire to acquire their principal village as a plantation. The Nachez massacre of the French at Fort Rosalie.  The French joined forces with the Choctaw and the retaliation resulted in the Natchez leaving their villages in 1730 and dispersing among the Chickasaw, Creek, Catawba and Cherokee.

In the 1830's they removed with their host tribes to Indian Territory

On Line history

Brief Time Line[edit | edit source]

  • 1713: The French establish a trading post
  • 1716: Fort Rosalie established later becoming the center of the Nachez Revolt
  • 1716, 1722, 1729:the tribe was at war with the French
  • 1718: European colonists negotiated for land - for large plantations
  • 1729 - 1731: Nachez Revolt; The French forced about 400 Natchez to surrender; killing some and sending others to Santo Domingo as slaves. Other tribal survivors joined the Chickasaw, Creek, Catawba,Cherokee and Seminole tribes.
  • 1730: French and Choctaw joined forces against the Natchez,
  • 1832: Removed with their host tribes to Indian Territory
  • Assimilated into their host Tribes and lost their identity.

Agencies[edit | edit source]

Choctaw Agency- Mississippi

Choctaw Agency - Oklahoma

Chickasaw Agency- East

Chickasaw Agency -Oklahoma

Chickasaw and Seminole Agency

Creek Agency - Georgia

Creek Agency - Oklahoma

Cherokee Agency- Arkansas

Cherokee Agency - North Carolina

Cherokee Agency - Oklahoma

Cherokee Agency - Tennessee

Seminole Agency - Florida

Seminole Agency - Oklahoma

Reservations[edit | edit source]

Choctaw Reservation

Chickasaw Reservation

Creek Reservation

Cherokee Reservation

Seminole Reservation

Records[edit | edit source]

The majority of records of individuals were those created by the agencies. Some records may be available to tribal members through the tribal headquarters.They were (and are) the local office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and were charged with maintaining records of the activities of those under their responsibility. Among these records are:

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