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Why Didn't the Chickasaws Kill de Soto?

Richard Green

Richard Green notes historians don’t agree on the number of de Soto’s camp who were killed – from a dozen to many more. They fled without their weapons, but regathered later. Chroniclers are puzzled over why the Chickasaws didn’t “finish them off.”

Richard Green notes historians don’t agree on the number of de Soto’s camp who were killed – from a dozen to many more.

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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