Chickasaw Settlement and Store in "A Bear Hunt" (Location)

Display Label: 
Chickasaw Settlement
Type: 
Other Structure
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
650
Y: 
186
Description: 

The story's Chickasaw Indians live near the mound, in "their own settlement," a community that includes their own "store" as well (65). According to the frame narrator, they live "under Government protection," which suggests something like a reservation. Yoknapatawpha is located in the area that was once occupied by the Chickasaw, though they lived there later than the aboriginal people who constructed the mounds. And there were no "remnants" of the Chickasaw left in the region after the tribe was removed west of the Mississippi in the 1830s, and never any federally-protected communities there at all. Faulkner created this "settlement" for the purposes of the story (65).

Role: 
Only Mentioned in Text
Status: 
Continuous
If "Other Structure," specify: 
Indian Settlement and Store

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