DOCUMENTS

This page houses interesting Choctaw related materials  such as excerpts from the Nanih Waiya magazine, and Choctaw Indian Fair programs.  Items were collected from public and private collections.

The RIVIERA

The first graduating class of Pearl River High School, class of 1964, created this annual and titled it The RIVIER. Included in this document are items such as class prophecies, aspirations, and student photographs.  Click on the image above to view a copy.

Baxter York Again

Baxter York was very knowledgeable in Choctaw history. This 1974 article written by Nanih Waiya magazine staff relays information given by Mr. York concerning Choctaw language, community names and social dancing.

Robert Ben

Click on the image above to learn more about past B.I.A. Superintendent Robert Ben. Also included are descriptions about his duties as Superintendent.

1964 Choctaw Indian Fair Program

Take a look at this 1964 brochure of the 15th annual Choctaw Indian Fair.

Arch Mingo

Click on the image above to learn more about Choctaw elder Arch Mingo and his thoughts on the Choctaw Indian Fair. This article was pulled from the 48th annual Choctaw Indian Fair program.

Phillip Martin interview

1974 interview of Phillip Martin concerning tribal government.

Katherine Isaac McMillan

Get an insight to growing up and going to school during the Great Depression era through the eyes of Choctaw elder Katherine McMillan. Article is from the 53rd annual Choctaw Indian Fair program.

Choctaw Social Dancing

This is an interview conducted by Nanih Waiya magazine staff of Tony Bell and Amy Jackson. The subject of the interview is about Choctaw social dancing. This article was pulled from the Fall 1973 Nanih Waiya magazine.

Choctaw Dances

Learn more about the different categories of Choctaw dances and why they are performed from this 1976 article pulled from the Nanih Waiya magazine.

Choctaw Wedding

Click on the image above to learn more about one method of performing a Choctaw Wedding ceremony. This article is from the Fall-Winter 1974-1975 Nanih Waiya magazine.

Henry Williams

Read to learn more about the interesting life of Henry Williams in this article pulled from the 53rd Annual Choctaw Indian Fair program. Subjects such as stickball, growing up in a large family, farming, and childhood memories are discussed.

Nanih Waiya Mound

This document contains photos and information of the Nanih Waiya Mound. Also included are photos of Choctaw basket makers, and baskets.

Service & Protection

Pulled from the fall edition of the 1977 Nanih Waiya magazine, Captain Melvin Gibson details how the need arose for a Choctaw Police force and the responsibilities that accompany with being a part of the Choctaw Law & Order.

Re-Establishment of Tribal Government

This document has historical information concerning the re-establishment of Tribal Government for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

Blowgun

Laymon Shumake describes the materials that are needed, and the process in which it takes to make a blowgun. Nanih Waiya Vol 1 No 2 Winter 1974