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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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npl -taws or -taw
1. (Peoples) a member of a Native American people of Alabama
2. (Languages) the language of this people, belonging to the Muskogean family
[C18: from Choctaw Chahta]


(Ice Skating) skating a turn from the inside edge of one skate to the outside edge of the other or vice versa
[C19: after Choctaw]
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(ˈtʃɒk tɔ)

n., pl. -taws, (esp. collectively) -taw.
1. a member of an American Indian people orig. of central and S Mississippi, removed in large part to the Indian Territory in 1831–33.
2. a dialect of the Muskogean language shared by the Chickasaw and Choctaw.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Choctaw - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in AlabamaChoctaw - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in Alabama
Muskhogean, Muskogean - a member of any of the peoples formerly living in southeastern United States and speaking Muskhogean languages
2.Choctaw - the Muskhogean language of the Choctaw
Muskhogean language, Muskogean language, Muskhogean, Muskogean - a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the southeastern United States
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The sports book owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is the first to open on tribal lands outside of Nevada following a U.S.
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"Included are paintings of the Choctaw Indians by George Catlin that have never been exhibited in this state as well as a large abstract, soaked canvas painting by Mississippi-born artist Sam Gilliam that he created in response to the assassination of Martin Luther King."
Wade wrote that the authority to include Mississippi Choctaws is found in Section 21 of the Curtis Bill: "Said commission shall have authority to determine the identity of Choctaw Indians claiming rights to the Choctaw lands under article fourteen of the treaty between the United States and the Choctaw Nation concluded September twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and thirty, and to that end they may administer oaths, examine witnesses, and perform all other acts necessary thereto and make report to the Secretary of the Interior."
The book centers around Jackson's strategies in bringing a diverse group of Creoles, free people of color, pirates, Tennessee militiamen, Choctaw Indians and Kaintucks (about 3,000 in total) to defeat a disciplined army of over 10,000 British troops.
"We chose the name 'Choctaw bass' because the species' range overlaps the historic range of the Choctaw Indians," said Tringali.
(60) Reversing the process of acculturation and cultural debt, he adds, "It was to the products of Indian agriculture that the early colonists owed the ability to survive." Thus, he begins a project of representing American history and refraining or reinterpreting the importance of indigenous peoples and agriculture in that history, a project he will continue to develop in "The Choctaw Indians."
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Tommy Waddell, the sheriff of Neshoba County, said that all of the passengers were members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a 10,000-member tribe which operates the nearby Pearl River Resort casino complex.
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Jennie Bell, a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a federally recognized tribe, was facing some difficult decisions.