Good Fare and Tribal Affairs: The George and Saleechie Colbert Site

Author(s): John F. Lieb; Raymond Doherty; Brad Lieb

Year: 2015


The George and Saleechie (Shillichi') Colbert site in northeastern Mississippi is an early 19th century Chickasaw occupation that has yielded extensive evidence of a well-travelled site, with a wide and prolific scatter of period artifacts, including pearlware, flintlock gun parts, wagon and harness hardware, Chickasaw pottery, trade beads, and in situ architectural foundation features. Historic documentation indicates that Colbert’s home served as the Chickasaw council house, where the treaty of 1816 was concluded with Andrew Jackson. This poster compares the rich oral history of the site with the historic record, and reviews recent research along with the latest archaeological findings.

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Good Fare and Tribal Affairs: The George and Saleechie Colbert Site. Raymond Doherty, John F. Lieb, Brad Lieb. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397338)

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Chickasaw Historic

Geographic Keywords
North America - Southeast

Spatial Coverage

min long: -91.274; min lat: 24.847 ; max long: -72.642; max lat: 36.386 ;