Dancing Rabbit Creek Treaty Site

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Dancing Rabbit Creek Treaty Site
Dancing Rabbit Creek Treaty Site is located in Mississippi
Dancing Rabbit Creek Treaty Site
Nearest city Macon, Mississippi
Coordinates 33°0′35.56″N 88°45′15.03″W / 33.0098778°N 88.7541750°W / 33.0098778; -88.7541750Coordinates: 33°0′35.56″N 88°45′15.03″W / 33.0098778°N 88.7541750°W / 33.0098778; -88.7541750
Built 1830
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 73001024
USMS # 103-MSH-6001-NHL-ML
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 3, 1973[2]
Designated NHL June 19, 1996[3]
Designated USMS May 1, 1986[1]

Dancing Rabbit Creek Treaty Site was a Choctaw Indian gathering place that is significant for being the location of the treaty signing that led to the removal of Choctaws from the east to the west of the Mississippi River. This opened a vast area for settlement by Americans of European descent. It was the model for similar treaties with other Indian tribes. It was declared a Mississippi Landmark in 1986[1] and a National Historic Landmark in 1996.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b "Mississippi Landmarks". Mississippi Department of Archives and History. May 2008. Retrieved May 14, 2009. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "Dancing Rabbit Creek Treaty Site". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-23. 
  4. ^ Jack D. Elliot, Jr., and Mark R. Barnes (April, 1994). National Historic Landmark Nomination: Dancing Rabbit Creek Treaty Site / Chukfi Ahila Bok (Choctaw for Dancing Rabbit Creek) PDF (276 KB). National Park Service.  and Accompanying 5 photos, from 1972 and 1992. PDF (1.93 MB)

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