History Timeline

The Life and Times of the Chickasaw People

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.

French and Indian War


In the North American theatre of the larger Seven Year’s War, France and England were fighting for colonial domination of America, the Caribbean and India. The French, who were greatly outnumbered in America, relied on their Indian allies to help them.

The end of the war and the triumph of England meant the Chickasaws had survived France’s attempt to destroy them. During this war, the tribe also established peace with the Choctaws, ending decades of conflict and fighting.