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Muklasa

"Muklasa" was the name of a Native American band of Alabama. Their name may have derived from the words for "tribal people" or "those people there" in one of the Muskogean languages, and was also the name of their principal village. The Muklasa band joined the Creek Confederacy and migrated to Florida along with other Creek and Seminole peoples after the Creek Wars. Their language, however, does not appear to have been Creek. Few records remain of the language spoken by the Muklasa, but they appear to have been speakers of either the Alabama or Koasati language. Alternate spellings for this tribe in historical documents include Muklassa, Mukalasha, Mugulasha, Amooklasah, and Mook-lau-sau.

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Alabama Language
     Information on Alabama including wordlists, pronunciation guide, and grammar.
Koasati Language
     Information on Koasati including wordlists, pronunciation guide, and grammar.

Muklasa Indian Resources

Muklasa Tribe
     Article on the history of the Muklasas, including some recorded vocabulary words.
Four Directions: Muklasa
     Demographic information and timeline for the Muklasa Indian tribe.
Wikipedia: Muklassa:
    Encyclopedia article about the Muklasa.
Alabama People * Koasati People:
    Information about the Alabama and Koasati tribes.

Books for sale on the Muklasa Indians

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

Links, References, and Additional Information

Muklasa Tribe:
Muklasa links pages.
Tribus Muskogeanas:
Information about the Muklasa and other Muskogean tribes in Spanish.



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