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Hauntings in the United States
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Although there are many hauntings, the above pinned hauntings are the most notable.

Choctaw Nation[]

Choctaw Nation

Before Westernization of the Americas, the Choctaw Nation occupied the Mississippi and Alabama lands.

Things of note:
  • Oral history accounts claim their ancestors had known of mammoths in the Tombigbee River area; this suggests that the Choctaw ancestors had been in the Mississippi area for at least 4,000–8,000 years.
  • The Choctaw were the first Native American tribe forced to relocate under the Indian Removal Act.
  • The Choctaw were exiled from their land because the U.S. desired its resources.
  • During the American Civil War, the Choctaw in Oklahoma and Mississippi mostly sided with the Confederate States of America.

A Mississippian-era priest holding a severed head and ceremonial flint mace.

Choctaw origins mythology[]

Moundville Archaeological Site; Compare to the area of hauntings pinned above.

A digital graphic based on a ceremonial stone palette found at the Moundville Archaeological Site in Moundville, Alabama

Choctaw mythology

Two brothers, Chata and Chicksah led the original people from a land in the far west that had ceased to prosper. The people traveled for a long time, guided by a magical pole. Each night, when the people stopped to camp, the pole was placed in the ground and in the morning the people would travel in the direction in which the pole leaned.

After traveling for an extremely long time, they finally came to a place where the pole remained upright. In this place, they laid to rest the bones of their ancestors, which they had carried in buffalo sacks from the original land in the west.

The mound grew out of that great burial.

After the burial, the brothers discovered that the land could not support all the people. Chicksah took half the people and departed to the North and eventually became the Chickasaw tribe.

Chatah and the others remained near the mound and are now known as the Choctaw.

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