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Choctaws have come a long way

Wisdom from the past

 

Last updated 3/24/2016 at 11:54am

The Choctaw Nation

A traditional Choctaw family from the early 20th century just before Phillip Martin began his successful career leading the Choctaw of Mississippi.

A long time ago, I went to the Indian boarding school in Cherokee, North Carolina. I met a lot of fellow Indians from across the country and most of us were from the same background-we were poor.

We didn't have the money to travel to our homes during holidays. We wore hand-me-down clothes and spending money just didn't exist.

One of my fellow students from that time was Phillip Martin. If you don't know Phillip, he's the Chairman of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians based in Philadelphia, Mississippi.

Recently I visited Philadelphia to attend the 50th annual Choctaw Indian F...



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