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CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Thursday, February 28, 1828
Vol. I, No.2
Pages 2 and 3, col. 5b-col. 1a

CHOCTAWS.


From a letter lately addressed to us by Col. David Folsom one of the Principal Chiefs of our Choctaw brethren, we make the following extract.

  "The Choctaw people are determined to hold on to their land.  They have no disposition whatever to sell their Country and make off to the west of the Mississippi.-- Civilization is rapidly taken place among them, and they are visibly improving in their habits.  Much industry is displayed among them, and considerable exertions are used to educate their sons and daughters.  Some of the leading men feel much interested in the education of their people.  But notwithstanding all this, there is a great deal of opposition among us."