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n. pl. Choctaw or Choc·taws
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting central and southern Mississippi and southwest Alabama. Present-day populations exist in Oklahoma, to which many of the Choctaw were removed in the 1830s, as well as in their former homelands.
2. The Muskogean language of the Choctaw.

[Choctaw Chahta.]
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The remnants of the Mohicans, and the Delawares, of the Creeks, Choctaws, and Cherokees, are destined to fulfil their time on these vast plains.
There were but twenty thousand of the Choctaws left, he said, and their number was decreasing every day.
There chanced to be on board this boat, in addition to the usual dreary crowd of passengers, one Pitchlynn, a chief of the Choctaw tribe of Indians, who SENT IN HIS CARD to me, and with whom I had the pleasure of a long conversation.
I spoke in the purest German, but I might as well have spoken in the purest Choctaw for all the good it did.
Adee, one of the first agents; "for no matter how plainly a man talked into his telephone, his language was apt to sound like Choctaw at the other end of the line."
The low produce consumption among the Chickasaws and Choctaws mirrors that of Americans in general, the researchers said.
Icy Conn, senior director of the Choctaws' retail merchandising, said Kayterra's Country Girl Jams is the first example of the tribe's recent push to create a stronger brand presence in its travel stops.
The Choctaws, Chickasaws, Cherokees, and others who came to the Academy in the late 1820s saw themselves as rising leaders of improving nations.
Taft appointed Hurley's boyhood friend, Victor Locke, to be the Principal Chief of the Choctaws. The new chief now appointed Patrick J.
Long before the exemplary statesmanship of modern day Mississippi Choctaws (such as Phillip Martin, Emmett York, and Joe Chitto) there was one Wesley Johnson.
Constructed under the orders of the Sieur de Bienville in 1736, the fort was a key stronghold against English incursion into French Louisiana, while also serving as a major trading and diplomatic post with the Choctaws. Its remote location, however, meant that life for a soldier at Fort Tombecbe was much harder than at larger and better supplied forts.
Gaming revenues have been down across the country, and the Choctaws Golden Moon and Silver Star casinos have not escaped the downturn.