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Historical Notes on the Pitchlynns
Posted by: bob Date: January 15, 2001 at 23:21:58
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For many generations the name Pitchlynn has bulked prominently in the affairs of the Choctaw Nation, and the successive heads of the family have been among the best trusted of the Nation's advisors and counselors. For more than a century there has not been a treaty between the United States Government and the Choctaw People to which the name of Pitchlynn has not been signed on behalf of the tribe. Major John Pitchlynn was a personal friend of President George Washington and President Andrew Jackson, later doing service against the British with his Choctaws in the War of 1812, and later in the War at Pensacola in 1814 and 1815. From 1776 and on through the Revolutionary War he was a close friend of George Washington, being his interpreter and advisor in all affairs of the Choctaws. He was interpreter and advisor for the Great Chief Apushmataha, who was ever the friend of the United States. Quote: "Oklahoma South of the Canadian, Vol.1, publish. 1925 ed.s.v. Framed in Choctaw Annals, p.215-222.


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