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Photos from: Chickasaw warriors drive off Spanish Conquistadors during "First Encounter"

The Chickasaw first encountered the conquistador Hernando de Soto in 1540. Uneasy contact took place between the Chickasaw and Spanish. Chickasaw leaders decided the Spanish must leave the Chickasaw Homeland. The experience was adapted into the "First Encounter" documentary film. For more information about "First Encounter" or other exciting Chickasaw Heritage Series or feature films, visit

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