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Mississippi History Timeline

Long home to the Chickasaw, Choctaw and Natchez Indian tribes, the first Spanish explorer to reach the area was Hernando De Soto, who discovered the mouth of the Mississippi River in the mid-1500s. Mississippi lands were claimed by France in 1682 by Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle. In fact, after sailing down the Mississippiā€¦ Read More »