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Apr 26, 2020

It is now March 1736. The Chickasaw Indians who are allied with the English are disrupting the Mississippi River communication route between Quebec and New Orleans around south of what is now Memphis. Bienville ,the governor of Louisiana, devised a two prong North-South attack. He, Bienville, planned to march north from New Orleans and he ordered  both Vincennes and the commandant from Fort de Chartres just south of St. Louis to march south rendezvousing near Toupelo Mississippi. Both were marching to a tortured death at the Battle of Ackia It was the beginning of the end of French influence and control in the region. In 1764 the French commandant left Vincennes. France eventually ceded all French lands east of the Mississippi in peace treaty of 1763. It ended the French and Indian War. It also doomed the free roaming way of life for the Indians in North America. 

 

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