Choctaw woman, Heleema called Louise, wearing traditional hairstyle. - The Choctaw people are originally from Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana. The Choctaw are descendants of the peoples of the Hopewell and Mississippian cultures, who lived throughout the east of the Mississippi River valley and its tributaries. About 1,700 years ago, the Hopewell people built Nanih Waiya, a great earthwork mound, which is considered sacred by the Choctaw.
Mary C. O'Keefe Center to feature American Indian festival