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Chakchiuma Indian Tribe

The Chakchiuma Indians were a Muskogean tribe of Mississippi, relatives of the Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes. They were sometimes also known as the Chaquesauma. Their language was never properly recorded, but was clearly closely related to Choctaw and Chickasaw. The Chakchiuma no longer exist as a distinct tribe. Most of them are believed to have merged into the Choctaw tribe, where "Chakchiuma" continued to be used as a band name for some time. Most Chakchiuma descendants still live among the Choctaws today.

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Chakchiuma Culture and History Links

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

Books for sale on the Chakchiuma Indians

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

Links, References, and Additional Information

Los Chakchiuma:
Information about the Chakchiumas and their language in Spanish.



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