The Chickasaws: Dilemma in Aligning with the British

Richard Green

Tribal historian Richard Green describes how the British traders had established the trading relationship with other tribes exchanging British guns for Indian slaves, and were interested in the same bargain with the Chickasaws. The European presence was imposing great change on the continent, and its impact brought the hard choices into sharp focus.

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