There is a novel Ackia: The Battle to Save the Chickasaw Nation that looks worth getting - funds going to a good cause.
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Battle of Ackia
Today is the anniversary of this obscure battle in the French-Chickasaw war of 1736 in Northeast Mississippi. Wiki here. I thought I was well-read on American history but I'd never heard of this one. An observer called Red Shoes is quoted as saying 'that our troops heavily clad marched with too slow a step and so close together that it was impossible for the Chickasaws to fire without killing some of them and wounding several.' An end to French ambitions in the southeast.