Piominko and Washington died before the new century began and alliances faded. Almost immediately the Chickasaw Nation was pressured to cede their Homeland to the United States. On May, 28 1830 the Indian Removal Act was signed into law by United States President Andrew Jackson. Chickasaws were left with no choice but to cede their land in exchange for new land in present-day Oklahoma.
Lands once home to a thriving community were divided up for farming land, became sites of Civil War battles, or were simply reclaimed by the forest.