The Chickasaw Indians were first known when migrating west from the Mississippi River. The tribe reached the Tennessee River on December 1540. At that time De Soto's army arrived. The Chickasaw Indians and De Soto's army became friends. The Chickasaw Indians and De Soto's army attacked the Spanish warriors and took 400 pigs, 57 horses, and 12 men from the battle. They were also known in Oklahoma the tribal leaders signed the Treaty of the Old Town. The Chickasaw Indians were an important Muskhogean tribe.
De Soto's Army
The picture on the left shows De Soto's army heading towards the Chickasaw Indians camp.