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The Chickasaws: Knowing of de Soto's Brutality and Demands

Richard Green

The Chickasaws had heard of de Soto’s brutality on the “Indian grapevine” and retreated to their villages. They had heard he had massacred other Indians and knew he would demand fresh supplies and women.

The Chickasaws had heard of de Soto’s brutality on the “Indian grapevine” and retreated to their villages.

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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