Battle of Ackia: The Plan Goes Awry

Brad Lieb

The French, set on eliminating the Chickasaws once and for all, developed a plan to attack from two sides: one army coming down from the Illinois area and another up from Mobile. The plan was to meet in present-day Tupelo, Mississippi, where the Chickasaws were concentrated, and leave no survivors among the tribe.

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The French Attacked a Chickasaw Peace Village

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