Pushmataha

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Pushmataha

(?1764–1824) Choctaw chief of the Kinsahahi Clan; born at Noxubee Creek in present-day Mississippi. Elected principal chief of the Choctaw in 1805, he urged peace with and ceded much tribal land to the U.S.A. He opposed Tecumseh's attempts to form a confederacy of Indian tribes and he fought for the U.S.A. in the War of 1812. As a chief he invested money in education based on methods of European settlers.