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Piomingo Statue

165 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 8' 39.531768", -90° 3' 2.777508"
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Piomingo (c.1750-1797) was chief of the Chickasaw Nation in 1786. It was he who signed the first treaty between the Chickasaws and the new American nation, and for the rest of his life took pride in the fact that neither he nor his people ever raised a hatchet against the white settlers. Piomingo was also personally responsible for the Chickasaw Bluffs becoming part of the new country instead of remaining under Spanish rule. His immeasurable influence on the destiny of both Memphis and Tennessee caused historian Samuel Cole Williams to write in the "Beginnings Of West Tennessee": In The Land Of The Chickasaws, 1541-1841: "Historic Justice will not be done until in Memphis there stands a statue to the great chief of the Chickasaws, Piomingo."

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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