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Bayougoula Indian Language (Bayou Goula)

The Bayougoula Indians were a small Muskogean tribe of Louisiana, relatives of the Choctaw Indians. The Bayougoula language was never properly recorded, but was probably a Choctaw dialect or a closely related language. The Bayougoula tribe does not exist as a distinct tribal entity today. The Bayougoulas were decimated by disease and warfare in the early 1700's, and most of the survivors were probably absorbed into the Choctaw or Tunica tribes. Their name has also frequently been spelled Bayou Goula or Bayogoula.

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Bayougoula Culture and History Links

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

Books for sale on the Bayougoula Indians

Indian Tribes of the Lower Mississippi Valley:
    Book on the history of the Gulf and Mississippian tribes, including a chapter on the Bayogoulas.
Mississippi's American Indians:
    History of the Bayou Goulas and other Native Americans of the Southeast.

Links, References, and Additional Information

Los Bayougoula y Mugulasha:
Information about the Bayougoulas and their language in Spanish.
Bayougoula Tribe:
Bayougoula links.

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