Choctaw Nation Skullyville Cemetery Monument is located on Spring Road Spiro, Oklahoma. A beautiful black granite vertical monument with text on the front side: The founding of Skullyville. Dates back to the year 1832 When the removal of the Choctaws to their new home Was in full progress. The old Cemetery has all the interest Usually attached to these Ancient places. Early on, our People used rocks or stones To mark their loved ones grave Sites. Though most of the rocks & stones that were not engraved Or marked in some way have been Removed, it is known that hundreds Of Indian people lie here in Unmarked graves. The stones that Are left with engraving date back To the early eighteen thirties. It is A peaceful spot where numerous Trees cast their shade over the last Resting place of many of Our ancestors MAY 2, 1998 Miko (Chief) Gregory E. Pyle unveiled this monument to Symbolize that the Skullyville Cemetery is the Choctaw nation Of Oklahoma's National Cemetery. On the back side is text describing the establishment of Skullyville.
Date of Installation:
May 2, 1998
Organization Responsible for Installation:
Miko (Chief) Gregory E. Pyle Choctaw Nation
Memorial War Era(s):
Choctaw Nation Skillyville Cemetery Monument Spring Road Spiro, Oklahoma 74959 USA
Published on October 25, 2020