September 27, 1830: Choctaw nation cedes remaining Mississippi lands in Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek

In return, the Choctaws were given land west of the Mississippi River. Thousands of Choctaws relocated westward. Several thousand stayed because the treaty promised every remaining Choctaw family 640 acres, but corrupt officials reneged on the promise. The Choctaws who stayed are the ancestors of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians whose tribe thrives today in Noxubee County.

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