No Lost Children, A Chickasaw Story

No "Lost" Children - A Chickasaw Story from Ann Sheffield papers, Chickasaw Council House Museum.

So well taught and so much a part of the land were the children of the Chickasaw, that parents never worried about the children going out into the woods and hills alone.

The little Indian boys roamed at will from village to village, or in the woods, with their bows and arrows or blow-guns. They would be gone all day and the mothers were not uneasy about them.

The Chickasaw went quietly through the terrain taking note of every bush, tree and rock, so that they would always know their way back. Their sense of direction was so good, they never became "lost."