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De Soto Invades and Chickasaws Ensue Surprise Night Attack

Brad Lieb

The first historical mention of the Chickasaws occurs as Hernando de Soto and his Conquistadors attempted a river crossing in search of winter quarters. After an offensive request from the Spanish, the Chickasaws appeared to offer assistance until their surprise attack routed the Spanish.

The first historical mention of the Chickasaws occurs as de Soto and his Conquistadors attempted a river crossing in search of winter quarters.

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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