First Ackia Attack: French from the North

Julian Prince

Julian Prince authored the historical novel, "Ackia" around the elaborate French plan to crush the Chickasaws and gain a free flow of Mississippi River traffic between its colonies. He explains how the Ackia plan derailed with the battle Ogoula Tchetoka (increasingly pronounced as "Okla Chuh-TOKE-luh"). The northern contingent attacked a Chickasaw peace village (in today's Tupelo metro) despite the southern army's delayed arrival, and suffered a disastrous defeat.

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