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Acolapissa Indians

The Acolapissa Indians were a small tribe of Louisiana, relatives of the Choctaw Indians. Their language was poorly attested, but was probably a dialect of Choctaw. The Acolapissas were originally politically distinct from the Choctaws, having multiple villages and a substantial territory of their own, but they were devastated by disease in the 1700's and merged into the Choctaw and Houma nations, where most of their descendants live today.

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Acolapissa Language Resources

Choctaw Language:
    Our resources about the Choctaw language.

Acolapissa Culture and History Links

Acolapissa Tribe:
    Acolapissa tribal history.
Acolapissa Tribe History:
    Article on the Acolapissa tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
    Wikipedia article on the Acolapissa Indians.
Four Directions: Acolapissa:
    Timeline and links about Acolapissa history.

Books for sale on the Acolapissa Indians

Indian Tribes of the Lower Mississippi Valley:
    Book on the history of the Gulf and Mississippian tribes, including a chapter on the Acolapissa.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Acolapissa Social Studies Resources:
Acolapissa links pages.
Los Acolapissa:
Information about the Acolapissas and their language in Spanish.
Acolapissa Tribe:
Acolapissa links.

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