In 1830, Congress passed the Indian Removal Act and authorized the relocation of all the Southeast Native Americans west of the Mississippi River, which was completed by the end of the 1830s.In the early years of settlement, European-Americans named this town Gum Pond, supposedly due to its numerous tupelo trees, known locally as blackgum.Indigenous peoples lived in the area for thousands of years.The historic Chickasaw and Choctaw, both Muskogean-speaking peoples of the Southeast, occupied this area long before European encounter.Designated the Tupelo National Battlefield, the battlefield is administered by the National Park Service (NPS).
In 2013 Gale Stauffer of the Tupelo Police Department died in a shootout following a bank robbery, possibly the first officer killed in the line of duty in the Department's history.
French and British colonists traded with these indigenous peoples and tried to make alliances with them.
The French established towns in Mississippi mostly on the Gulf Coast.
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The historical concept and definition of sexual orientation varies and has changed greatly over time; for example the word gay wasn't used to describe sexual orientation until the mid-20th century.