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.

Tonti's Diplomatic Mission


French-Canadian leader Pierre Le Moyne d'lberville sent trusted associate Henri de Tonti to the Chickasaw leaders to persuade them to meet d'lberville and the French-aligned Choctaws in Mobile. He saw that the Chickasaws could both obstruct English trade inland and allow France to consolidate its North American colonies. However, the peace struck in Mobile was short-lived.

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