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n. pl. Chick·a·saw or Chick·a·saws
1. A member of 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.
2. The Muskogean language of the Chickasaw.

Chick′a·saw′ adj.
References in classic literature ?
We will resume yesterday's discourse, young ladies," said he, "and you shall each read a page by turns; so that Miss a--Miss Short may have an opportunity of hearing you"; and the poor girls began to spell a long dismal sermon delivered at Bethesda Chapel, Liverpool, on behalf of the mission for the Chickasaw Indians.
Gore, for example, (the author of "Cecil,") a lady who quotes all tongues from the Chaldaean to Chickasaw, and is helped to her learning, "as needed," upon a systematic plan, by Mr.
Perhaps more importantly, Chickasaws and others in our community are increasingly making the decision to invest in a healthy lifestyle.
As Indians became increasingly engaged in the market economy, ideas about race increasingly hardened so that by the nineteenth century the Choctaws and Chickasaws shared the same presumptions of servitude as whites, namely that black skin denoted slave status, a status that precluded citizenship in all three nations.
Chapter One, "Living in Slavery," narrates dreadful tales of this treatment of enslaved people (and indeed, almost always of free black people as well) among the Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, as each nation passed its own laws excluding people of African descent--including those related to them by blood, as was often the case--from tribal membership.
Similarly, Howard Horsford affirms that "the blunt truth is that [Faulkner] shows very little familiarity with early Mississippi history or with the Choctaws and Chickasaws who were its victims" (311).
14 (1836) More than a year before the Chickasaws' removal to the west began, the Mississippi Legislature divided the Chickasaw Cession into 10 counties.
The Early Chickasaws allows the author to delve into these events more deeply.
Guardians of the valley; Chickasaws in colonial South Carolina and Georgia.
It is a chronicle of unsurpassed natural splendor and spiritual connectivity to the land that can never be permanently separated from the hearts of Chickasaws.
In comparison to the volume of materials about other American Indian tribes, few pivotal works about the Chickasaws have been written.