|Chief Piomingo, for whom
the chapter is named, was a Chickasaw
Indian who lived in West
Tennessee in the 1700's.
On January 10, 1786, Chief Piomingo signed the Treaty of Hopewell. This
treaty marked the beginning of official relations between the Chickasaw nation
and the United
Chief Piomingo went to Philadelphia for an audience with President Washington on July 11, 1794, and received a commission as an officer of the
militia. He was also presented with a document setting forth the boundaries of the
Chickasaw territory as described in the Nashville Conference of 1792.
The aging chief made his last public appearance
in July of 1797. He and William Colbert were successful in winning approval for
the site of a new fort - the present day Auction Square in Collierville, TN.
Updated: 12 Jan 2017
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