Chickasaw Agency in "A Name for the City" (Location)

Location Key: 
Display Label: 
Chickasaw Agency
Type: 
Cabin
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1271
Y: 
738
Description: 

Before Jefferson had a name, before it was even a village, it was a "Chickasaw agency trading post" - a place where the indigenous population of the region interacted with an agent appointed to represent the federal government in its dealings with them (200). The story describes this building as a "post-office-trading-post-store" which contains at least two rooms, including the "back room" where the agency records were stored (202). It's likely that the agent also lived there.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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