American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting northeast Mississippi and northwest Alabama, now located in south-central Oklahoma. The Chickasaw were removed to Indian Territory in the 1830s.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Muskogean language of the Chickasaw.
- n. A Native American tribe now largely concentrated in southeastern Oklahoma.
- n. The Muskogean language of the Chickasaw nation (the native word is chikashsha).
- n. a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in northern Mississippi
- n. the Muskhogean language of the Chickasaw
“She was a sharecropper's wife in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, not good at picking cotton.”
“Broderick Stearns from Sulphur, Oklahoma, had to act fast to capture this lone doe he encountered in Chickasaw National Recreation Area.”
“He didn’t see anything like a historical society, so he finally stopped at the Kerry’s Landing Chamber of Commerce, which sat a block east of the town’s single traffic signal on the main drag, which was called Chickasaw Boulevard.”
“Throughout the colonial period the Chickasaw were the constant enemies of the French and friends of the English, but they remained neutral in the Revolution.”
Indians of North Carolina: Letter from the Secretary of the Interior, Transmitting, in Response to a Senate Resolution of June 30, 1914, a Report on the Condition and Tribal Rights of the Indians of Robeson and Adjoining Counties of North Carolina
“Samuel Dickens, who often represented Person in the State Legislature, he removed in 1820 to West Tennessee, which was then called the Chickasaw purchase; he died there many years ago, full of wealth and the good will of his countrymen.”
“The fire of the Chickasaw was the most damaging to the Tennessee.”
“They were some part Cherokee, some part Chickasaw—a half, a fifth, a third—the fraction wasn't important if your skin was dark, your hair black.”
“The naturalist John Bradbury was on his way down the Mississippi and had tied up near the second Chickasaw Bluff when he was jolted awake by a most tremendous noise...”
“In 1831, the collective Indian tribes known as The Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee-Creek, and Seminole) were living as an autonomous nation in the American South.”
“After graduating from Fisk University, Lunceford taught music at Manassas High School in Memphis, Tenn., forming the Chickasaw Syncopators, an 11-piece student band, in 1927.”
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