"Schools for the Choctaws" Hardback 2016 by Dr. James D. Morrison. Edited By Joy Culbreath and Kathy Carpenter.
How Choctaw people were educated from pre-removal to the American Civil War
MISSIONARIES - highly educated people of God who gave up privileged lives to serve the Choctaw people
TRIBAL CHIEFS - facing oppression, change and war
U.S. PRESIDENTS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS - bringing treaties, policies and betrayal
Even before removal from their Mississippi homelands across the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma, Choctaws valued education. Unlike many people of that time, Choctaws understood the importance of educating, not only the men, but the women of the tribe as well.
This edition of Schools for the Choctaws was 40 years in the making. The manuscript was completed in the 1970s, at a time when desktop computers, fax machines, email and the internet were not yet available. The few copies made went mostly unseen, unknown and available until the Choctaw Nation took up the task of adding photos and updating the manuscript for this version. This is the story of a Tribe determined to survive and to thrive and of those people who helped and hindered them.