Pushmataha is perhaps the best-known Choctaw leader of the nineteenth century. He is most famous for negotiating treaties with the U.S. government that allied the Choctaws with the Americans against the British in the War of 1812 and for leading Choctaw forces in aid of Gen. Andrew Jackson against the Red Stick Creek faction during the Creek War of 1813-14. The community of Pushmataha, in northwestern Choctaw County, is named in his honor.

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