Choctaw Great Plains
The Choctaw originally lived in the southeast part of the United States. During the great relocation of the Native Americans, the Choctaw split into two groups, and the Choctaw Great Plains moved to what was then Indian Territory. This later became the state of Oklahoma.
The Choctaw were a peace-loving people. They preferred to settle disputes by voting or by playing a game of stickball. They were noted for their farming skills; and were such good agriculturists that they often had enough food to trade with nearby tribes.
About the Flag:
An unstrung bow with three arrows and a pipe-hatchet symbolizes the history and tradition of the Choctaw Nation. The bow represents the willingness of the people to defend themselves if the need should arise. The three arrows stand for the three great Choctaw Chiefs: Apuckshunnubbee, Pushmataha, and Mushalatubbee. These chiefs signed the Treaty of Doaks Stand (1820), by which the United States traded a vast domain in Oklahoma for a part of the Choctaw land in Mississippi. The pipe-hatchet symbolizes the peaceful deliberation of the Choctaw as they would sit around their council fires.