Settling the Western District Despite Odds

Richard Green

Richard Green reflects on the courage and strength the Chickasaws exhibited in settling their new homeland amid attacks from other tribes. Their triumphs would eventually result in the establishment of a new government, the naming of the capital of Tishomingo and in the regaining of sovereignty.


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