“Chahta” is the name that Choctaw people call themselves. The Choctaw homeland includes what is now eastern Mississippi and western Alabama. Choctaw hunting parties began visiting what is now southeastern Oklahoma around 1800. With the signing of the Dancing Rabbit Creek Treaty in 1830, Choctaw families were forced to permanently move to this area.
Visit historical sites, unique attractions, hiking, biking, boating, camping and festivals. Stop at the Choctaw Welcome Center, just north of the Oklahoma-Texas border on Highway 69/75, and find art and cultural items made by Choctaw and members of other Native tribes displayed and available for purchase. Outside, see displays of the Choctaw traditional winter home, called an “Alaksha” and the brush arbor.
Nearby is Spiro mounds site, located seven miles outside of Spiro, Oklahoma, is the only prehistoric, Native American archaeological site in Oklahoma open to the public. Choctaw has two beautiful casino resorts and six casinos at unique locations.