Chickasaw Celebrate Piominko Day Instead!

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown October 22nd, 2014 Last Updated on: October 22nd, 2014


In this video from Chickasaw.TV, Jeannie Barbour points out that Chickasaws disagree with the popular thought about Columbus Day and the notion that he “discovered” America. Instead, they celebrate “Piominko Day” since Piominko was the leader who established diplomatic status as a sovereign nation with George Washington.

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Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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