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 February 22 Pierre D'Arteguiette departed Fort De Chartres for the Prudhomme Bluffs with 145 French troops and 326 Iroquois, Arkansas, Miami and Illinois Indian allies.
As he made his way closer to the Chickasaw villages, he sent out scouting parties to search for Bienville. At this time D'Arteguiette finally received the communication concerning his delay. Unable to feed more than 500 French and Indian allies, D'Arteguiette made the decision to attack, capture and occupy Ogoula Tchetoka and await Bienville's arrival.