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Burning of the Spanish Camp at Chickasaw

In 1541 Hernando de Soto tried to enslave two hundred Chickasaw people to carry the Spanish expedition's burdens, tend their livestock, and cook their meals. In present-day Yalobusha County, Mississippi, a Chickasaw force attacked de Soto's camp and burned it. This illustration appeared in J. F. H. Claiborne's Mississippi As a Province, Territory and State, published in 1880.

Burning of the Spanish Camp at Chickasaw

Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Burning of the Spanish Camp at Chickasaw. Orr, John William (engraver)

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