Edmund Pickens: First Elected Chickasaw Chief, His Life and Times was written by Juanita Tate – a 98-year old Chickasaw elder. As a great-granddaughter of Edmund Pickens, Tate has devoted the last 47-years of her life to the research of her great-grandfather.
Pickens traveled with his wife and children on the Trail of Tears. Once established in the new Oklahoma territory, Pickens negotiated important treaties in Washington D.C., helped to develop the Chickasaw Constitution and served in the Chickasaw senate in the mid-1800s. He lived through the tumultuous period of the Civil War and signed the treaty of alliance with the Confederate States.
This hardback book is available through Amazon, Barnes Noble and The Chickasaw Press.
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