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The Chickasaws' Surprise Night Attack: A Decisive Defeat

Richard Green

Tribal Historian Richard Green tells the remarkable story of how, on the eve of de Soto’s departure (after a confrontation over his untenable demands) the Chickasaws famously attacked. Also remarkable is that only one Chickasaw was lost in this David-and-Goliath-like battle.

Tribal Historian Richard Green tells the remarkable story of how, on the eve of de Soto’s departure the Chickasaws famously attacked.

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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