Explore the rich historical timeline of the Chickasaws from the nation’s roots to its present day existence. From the early days of European discovery to the dark periods of settler encroachment, the Chickasaws emerged a stronger nation, one that would once again gain sovereignty in later years. Today, in the days of our creative renaissance, the Chickasaw Nation is flourishing once again.
On April 1, Bienville departed Mobile by boat up the Tombigbee River, arriving at Fort Tombecbe on April 23. He left on May 3 for the final push to the Chickasaw villages.
On May 25, the army of 544 Frenchmen, 600 Choctaws and 45 Africans camped about five miles from Long Town, which is comprised of three villages: Ackia, Choukafalaya and Apeony. At this point Bienville did not know about D'Arteguiette's defeat, nor did he send a scouting party to find him.
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