Chickasaw Nation's Will To Survive

Matt Despain and Jeannie Barbour

Matt Despain and Jeannie Barbour host this exciting testament to the Chickasaw Nation's tenacity and will to survive. Starting with a brief overview of tribal life before European contact, the story chronicles the Chickasaws' relationship with those who visited, settled in, and ultimately built a life in the so-called "New World" —from de Soto's arrogant demands to Andrew Jackson's harsh removal policies, and finally to John F. Kennedy's willingness to accept the tribes as sovereign nations unto themselves.


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