Bienville Attacks Ackia, the Longtown Cluster

Brad Lieb

Under pressure from Choctaw guides with their own agenda, Bienville ordered an attack on the Chickasaw Longtown Cluster of villages, including Ackia. These villages were not expecting an attack because they had a good relationship with the French at the time.

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