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De Soto Defeated by Chickasaw Tribe

Brad Lieb

The Chickasaws quickly earned a valuable reputation as a “ferocious” tribe with the European explorers after their surprise attack on de Soto and his men in 1541. It was a grievous blow to the Spanish, as de Soto was nearly killed in the clash, and the Spanish lost a good portion of their supplies.

The Chickasaws quickly earned a valuable reputation as a “ferocious” tribe with the European explorers after their surprise attack on de Soto.

Hernando de Soto Videos

In December 1540, Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto led an army of men across the Chikashsha, or modern-day Tombigbee River.


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