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Atakapa Indian Culture and History

As a complement to our Atakapa language information, here is our collection of indexed links about the Atakapa tribe and their society.

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Please note that Atakapas and other American Indians are living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Atakapa history is interesting and important, but the Atakapa Indians are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and the life and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

Our Atakapa Websites

Atakapa Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Atakapa Indian language.
Atakapa Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Atakapa culture.

Atakapa Tribal and Community Websites

Atakapa Ishak Nation:
    Homepage of the Atakapa Ishak tribe of Louisiana.
Attakapas of Louisiana Community:
    Facebook page of the Attakapas Opelousas Prairie Tribe.

Books for sale on the Atakapas

Dictionary of the Atakapa Language * Comparison of the Tunica, Chitimacha & Atakapa Languages:
    Atakapa language books.
Historic Indian Tribes of Louisiana: From 1542 to the Present:
    A good overview of Louisiana's Native American cultures, including the Atakapas.
Indian Tribes of the Lower Mississippi Valley:
    Book on the history of the Gulf and Mississippian tribes, including a chapter on the Atakapa.
The Indians Who Gave Us Zydeco * Atakapa Woman: A Louisiana tale of courage:
    Books by Atakapa-Ishak writer Hugh Singleton.
Native American Books:
    Evolving list of books about Atakapas and American Indians in general.

Atakapa Lifestyle and Tradition

Atakapa-Ishak:
    History, timeline, and background information on the Atakapa Indians.
Louisiana Indian Maps:
    Tribal map showing the original territory of the Atakapa Indians and their neighbors in southwest Louisiana.
Atakapa Indians:
    Overview of Atakapa history from the Handbook of Texas Online.
Tribes of the Louisiana Territory:
    Historical information about the Atakapas and other Native Americans of Louisiana.
The Coastal Indians of Texas:
    Data on the history of the Karankawa and Atakapa tribes.
Historian seeks to spark Attakapas rebirth:
    Article about Hubert Singleton's efforts to preserve the legacy of the Attakapa-Ishaks.
Bayou People Struggle:
    Article about a community of Atakapa descendents in Louisiana.
Tejas Tribe of Indians:
    Another native band made up of Atakapa and Caddo descendents.
Atakapa Authors:
    Atakapa writers, their lives and work.

Atakapa News and Issues

Atakapas-Ishak Indian Newsletter:
    Quarterly publication of Atakapa-Ishak news and information.
Shokiwansh:
    Another online newsletter on Atakapa-Ishak issues.

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Links, References, and Additional Information

   Atakapa Native Americans:
   Encyclopedia articles on the Atakapa tribe.
   Atakapa Tribe:
   Atakapa timeline and links.
   Les Atakapas:
   Information about the Atakapa tribe in French.
  Atakapa Tribe:
  Atakapa Indian books.



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