Colbert Ashalatubbi Burris - Chickasaw Official
Colbert Ashalatubbi Burris dedicated his life to the service and progress of the Chickasaw people. He will forever be remembered for his work in the history of the Chickasaw Nation.
He became an elected delegate to the Five Civilized Tribes in 1861 and acted as chief negotiator with the United States during the Treaty of 1866.
He served the Chickasaw Nation on the Supreme Court and was elected District Judge of Tishomingo County in 1894. During his career he was also appointed as a Chickasaw Nation delegate to Washington.
Colbert played a key role in history by interpreting for the Dawes Commission at the enrollment of the Chickasaws.
As an ordained minister he gave the invocation at the historic laying of the granite cornerstone of the Chickasaw Capitol Building in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.