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Holding Our Own in French Louisiana

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France arrived in North America with dreams of wealth and empire.

The Battle of Fallen Timbers

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In the summer of 1791, attacks on settlers in the Northwest Territory intensified.

The Lasting Historical Impact of the Chickasaws

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The Chickasaws’ strong position on the Mississippi River blocked the path of French colonization.

Chickasaws as Guardians of the Valley

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From the early 18th century until the Revolutionary War, Chickasaw warriors served a unique role as frontier guardsmen.

Defeating De Soto in the Battle of Chicasa

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Forcing their way into Chickasaw territory, Hernando de Soto and his brutal band of conquistadors took over an abandoned village.

George Colbert - War of 1812

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In Year Two of the War of 1812, Colonel John Coffee led 600 troops down the Natchez Trace.


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Chickasaw history is intertwined with the story of Tupelo and it remains deeply connected to the identity and heritage of the Chickasaw people.

Chickasaw Bluffs and Present-Day Memphis

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Centuries before the city of Memphis was built, the Mississippi overlook was known as the Chickasaw Bluffs.

Original Homeland in Alabama

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The Chickasaws lived and hunted in Alabama for thousands of years.

The Natchez Trace: An Ancient Footpath

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The Natchez Trace would become the artery of the young American republic.

Davy Crockett: An Early Supporter of Tribal Sovereignty

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Frontiersman Davy Crockett was a neighbor to the 19th century Chickasaw Nation and saw tribal sovereignty as the foundation of this country.

Piominko & Washington: A Friendship Cut Short

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In the aftermath of the Revolutionary War, many tribes faced a critical shortage of ammunition, including the Chickasaws.

George Washington and the Chickasaws: A Bond of Mutual Respect

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Soon after the Revolutionary War, Chickasaw leaders reached out to President Washington and Congress.

Treaty of Hopewell: A Broken Promise

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The Treaty of Hopewell was our first treaty with the U.S.

Payamataha's Pursuit of Peace

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When the Revolutionary War erupted, the Chickasaws perceived the conflict as "brothers fighting brothers."

Tribal Councils: Benjamin Franklin's Framework for Democracy

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Tribal council houses provided Benjamin Franklin and the newly independent United States a successful model of representative democracy.

Tishomingo: The Historic Chickasaw National Capitol

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The Historic Chickasaw National Capitol in Tishomingo stands as a symbol of the Chickasaw Nation's fight for tribal identity and independence.

A Promise from President Washington

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In July of 1794, Chickasaw leader Piominko and others journeyed to Philadelphia to meet with President Washington.


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Our History Is World History

Discover How the World Came to Our Door
Stories of the Chickasaw Nation, early America and the Age of Exploration are woven together to reveal a shared narrative.


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