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Chief Piomingo Chapter

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

Collierville, Shelby County, Tennessee  














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 States.

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.

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