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Long Tom (unknown–unknown)

Howard N. Martin Biography Entry

Long Tom was a leader of the Coushattas who lived in the first half of the nineteenth century in the valley of Long King Creek, now in Polk County, Texas. He was listed among the Coushatta chiefs in a letter, dated March 4, 1882, written by L. W. Currie, Presbyterian missionary to the Alabama-Coushatta Indians, to the Office of Indian Affairs. Long Tom Creek in western Polk County was named for this Coushatta chief.


  • Peoples
  • Native American
  • Chiefs and Other Leaders

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Howard N. Martin, “Long Tom,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 24, 2021,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

March 1, 1995