The Chickasaws: Leaving a Village and Food for de Soto

Richard Green

De Soto always demanded food, so the Chickasaws vacated one of their villages for de Soto’s army to occupy, also leaving them a supply of food. But de Soto had decided to stay there until Spring — about three months. Diplomacy was the key to the Chickasaws’ surviving this period without losing any people.

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