Chickasaw Council House is located on the Natchez Trace Parkway at milepost 251.1.

Indian History

Chickasaw Council House - Natchez Trace Parkway

Westerly on the Natchez Trace stood an Indian village, Pontatock, with its council house, which in the 1820s became the capitol of the Chickasaw Nation. The chiefs and the head men met there to sign treaties or to establish tribal laws and policies. Each summer 2,000 or 3,000 Indians camped nearby to receive an annual payment for lands they had sold to our Federal government. After the treaty of 1832, the last land was surrendered. The council house disappeared but its memory remains here in the names of a Mississippi county and town that went west with the Chickasaw as a county and village in Oklahoma.
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  • Latitude: 34.13915
    Longitude: -88.82695
    Elevation (approximate): 351 feet
    Milepost: 251.1
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