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Choctaw Chiefs

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Choctaw Chiefs

A list of Choctaw Chiefs, linked to their WikiTree ID (if created):

Historic Choctaw Chiefs

    • Okla Tannip
    • served 1830-1834 During Removal & 1834-1836 New District
    • signer of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek
    • Okla Hannali
    • served prior to 1830



Notable Pre-Removal Chiefs

  • Greenwood LeFlore
    • Okla Falaya
    • signer of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek
  • Nitakechi (Nittucachee)
    • Okla Hannali
    • signer of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek

Post Removal District Chiefs of the Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
Executive Department of the 1838, 1842 and 1850 Choctaw Constitutions

Moshulatubbee District
  • Moshulatubbee 1834–1836
  • Joseph Kincaid 1836–1838
  • John McKinney 1838–1842
  • Nathaniel Folsom 1842–1846
  • Peter Folsom 1846–1850
  • Cornelius McCurtain 1850–1854
  • David McCoy 1854–1857
Apukshunnubbee District
  • Thomas LeFlore 1834-1838
  • James Fletcher 1838-1842
  • Thomas LeFlore 1842-1850
  • George Harkins 1850–1857
Pushmataha District
  • Nitakechi 1834-1838
  • Pierre Charles Juzan 1838-1841
  • Isaac Folsom 1841-1846
  • Salas Fisher 1846-1854
  • George Folsom 1850-1854
  • Nicholas Cochnauer 1854-1857

Governors and Principal Chiefs of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Executive Department of the 1857 (Governor), 1860, 1979 and 1983 Choctaw Constitutions

Preceded by
Historic Chiefs
Apukshunnubbee, Moshulatubee & Pushmataha

Chiefs
of the Choctaw
Choctaw
1860—2020
Succeeded by
Current Chief
Gary Batton
The historic Chiefs of the Choctaw are represented by the three arrows on the Choctaw Seal.
These men were also memorialized in naming of the three original districts of the new Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory.
(See Map)

Note: The number to the left of each name does not represent the actual total of all Choctaw Chiefs, but rather is used here as a way to organize the list.
  1. Alfred Wade
    • Governor 1857
  2. Tandy Walker
    • Governor 1858
  3. Basil Leflore
    • Governor 1859
  4. George Hudson
    • Elected 1860
    • First to hold title of Principal Chief
    • Elected under the Doaksville Constitution
  5. Samuel Garland
    • Elected 1862
  6. Peter Picthlynn
    • Elected 1864
  7. Allen Wright
    • Elected 1866
  8. William Bryant
    • Elected 1870
  9. Coleman Cole
    • Elected 1874
  10. Isaac Levi Garvin
    • Elected 1878
  11. Jackson F. McCurtain
    • Elected 1880
  12. Edmund McCurtain
    • Elected 1884
  13. Thompson McKinney
    • Elected 1886
  14. Ben Smallwood
    • Elected 1888
  15. Wilson N. Jones
    • Elected1890
  16. Jefferson Gardner
    • Elected 1894
  17. Green McCurtain
    • Elected 1896
  18. Gilbert Wesley Dukes
    • Elected 1900
  19. Green McCurtain
    • Elected 1902
    • Appointed by T. Roosevelt 1906
    • First Chief after Oklahoma Statehood
  20. Victor Locke Jr.
    • Appointed by Taft 1910
  21. William F Semple
    • Appointed by Wilson 1918
  22. William Harrison
    • Appointed by Harding 1922
  23. Ben Dwight
    • Appointed by Hoover 1929
  24. William Durant
    • Appointed by F.D. Roosevelt 1937
  25. Harry J. W. Belvin
    • Elected/Confirmed by Truman 1948
    • Elected/Confirmed by Eisenhower 1954
    • Elected 1971 - return of direct elections
  26. Clark David Gardner
    • Elected 1975
  27. Hollis E. Roberts
    • Elected 1978
    • Served under the 1979 Constitution
    • Elected under the 1983 Constitution
  28. Gregory E. Pyle
    • Upon Roberts resignation 1997
    • Won subsequent reelections
  29. Gary Batton

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Organized 20 April 1945 under Indian Reorganization Act of 1934

Historic Information Needed
  1. Wesley Johnson
  2. Ed Willis
  3. Pat Chitto
  4. Joe Chitto
Post 20 April 1945
  1. Emmett York
    • Chairman
  2. Calvin Isaac
    • Chairman
  3. Phillip Martin
    • Chief - Served 1979 to 2007
  4. Beasley Denson
    • Chief - Served 2007 - 2011
  5. Phyliss J. Anderson
    • Chief - Served 2011 - 2019
  6. Cyrus Ben

Resources

  • Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma: Chiefs
  • Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians: Main Page

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Excellent Work !! Thank You Ronald Prentice for your dedication ... C'est Bon Magnifique !
posted by Stanley Baraboo