Jack Mayfield

The Chickasaw Nation in the White Man’s World

In the next hundred years, after their successful battles against the French in 1736 in the Lower Mississippi Valley, the Chickasaw Nation was slowly...

Chickasaw/Spanish Part Company

Last week I ended my column with the Chickasaw being given an object lesson by the Spanish. If you will recall, the Spaniards caught...

Spartans of the Miss. Valley

Last week I wrote about the arrival of the Chickasaw Indians into this area of north Mississippi. If you will recall, there were two...

North Mississippi—Land of the Chickasaw

Over the next few weeks, I want to give you the legend of how the Chickasaw and the Choctaw came to be in the...

The Construction of the First Lafayette County Courthouse

After accepting the donation of fifty acres in the geographical center of the new Lafayette County, the Board of Police (the forerunner of the...

The Formation and Naming of Oxford

Early settlers and land speculators started coming in this area of north Mississippi after the Chickasaw Cession of 1832. An act of the Mississippi...

The Organization of Lafayette County –– February 9, 1836

Lafayette County, Mississippi was given its charter by the state of Mississippi on February 9, 1836.  The Treaty of Pontotoc Creek in 1832 between...