Enemy Tribes: Choctaws and Others Align with the French

Richard Green

Tribal historian Richard Green describes how the French, after losing battles with the Chickasaws, decided to attack them via surrogates. They had just enough trade goods to create alliances with many surrounding tribes who were all sent to attack the Chickasaws.

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