Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee
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         member, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
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         descendant, Cherokee
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  • Brent A. Cox (2008-2012)
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    Milan, Tennessee 38358
    731-723-9994

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    Issues Affecting American Indians in Tennessee


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    I'm not sure what the Natchez oral traditions say

    There aren't a whole lot of them left to ask, but they do have some descendents among the Creek & Cherokee in Oklahoma, and maybe a few other peoples & places. Tommy Wildcat has Nah-chee (the real pronunciation)ancestry.

    I don't know if any of the remnants still have any origin stories among them, or if they were ever written down by ethnologists over the years. Most of the Muskogee peoples say they came here from the southwest. The Natchez lived in the midst of the Western Muskogees (Chickasaw, Choctaw, Houma, etc.), but, like the Yuchi, were of an unrelated and isolated linguistic stock. Their customs do bear more resemblance to Aztec & Maya customs than do other Southeastern tribes, except that their pyramids were largely made of earth instead of stone. But that resource was probably harder to come by in the great Mississippi Valley.

    Re: I'm not sure what the Natchez oral traditions say

    Next time I see Tommy I'll see if he knows anything about that. He took a job with the museum last I heard--he said he was the only applicant. Anyway, it's a good job, but I don't think we'll be seeing him as much though I know he'll still do Ocmulgee and a few others.

    Which museum did Tommy take a job at?

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: OMG! Royal Indians!

    Yo uncle tomahawk chill the heck out or STFU your royal anus

    Re: OMG! Royal Indians!

    LOL royal whatever a bunch of azzmonkeys playing ego trips with or without papers(whitemans term for good camp dogs) gee playing indians what of bunch of BS


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