Chickasaw Nation film judged best at Oklahoma film festival

February 4, 2015 8:15 PM

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The Chickasaw Nation's first film of the Chickasaw Heritage Series has been named best short documentary at the Trail Dance Film Festival in Duncan.

"First Encounter" chronicles the Chickasaws' introduction to European explorers in 1540, the tense relationship between the tribe and conquistador Hernando de Soto's expedition and the fiery battle between them that virtually ended de Soto's mission.

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