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The Choctaw are a Native American group who, in times past, lived in the land occupied by the southeast United States.

Some Choctaw escaped the Indian Removal of the 1830s, and formed the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Others organized the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma[?].

In World War I, a group of Choctaws serving in the American Army used their native language as a code. This was the forerunner of the much larger group of Native Americans from various tribes who were used as radio operators, or codetalkers, during World War II.

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