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Chawasha Indian Tribe (Chaouacha)
The Chawasha Indians were a small tribe of southeastern Louisiana. Their language is poorly attested, and may have been a dialect
of Chitimacha. The Chawasha were the victims of a French massacre
in the 1700's, and the survivors merged into neighboring communities. The Chawasha tribe does not exist as a distinct tribal or cultural
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Chawasha Language Tree:
Theories about Chawasha language relationships compiled by Linguist List.
Article on the Chawasha tribe from the Indian Tribes of North America.
Louisiana Indians: Washa and Chawasha:
Information on the Washa and Chawasha tribes of Louisiana.
Wikipedia article on the Chawasha Indians.
Four Directions: Chawasha:
Timeline and links about Chawasha history.
Indian Tribes of the Lower Mississippi Valley:
Book on the history of the Gulf and Mississippian tribes, including a chapter on the Chawasha.
Links, References, and Additional Information
Los tribus de Luisiana:
Information about the Chawashas and other Louisiana tribes in Spanish.
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