Chickasaw National Capitol
In April 1898, construction began on the Chickasaw Nation Capitol in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. This Victorian, gothic-style structure is more than 8,000 square feet and was built of red granite from the Pennington Creek quarry of Gov. R. M. Harris. Granite blocks weighing 175 lbs. per cubic foot were pulled to the Capitol grounds by horses and mules. Today, the Chickasaw National Capitol serves as a museum and reminder that the Chickasaw people fought for their tribal identity and independence. Reservations are required for large groups planning to visit the Chickasaw National Capitol and guided tours are available upon request.