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Nahyssan Indian Tribe

The Nahyssan Indians were a Siouan tribe of Virginia, relatives of the Tutelo and Saponi tribes. They have also been known as the Monahassanugh, Monahassano, or Yesan. Their language was never properly recorded, but was probably a dialect of the same Southeastern Siouan language spoken by the Tutelo and Saponi. The Nahyssan no longer exist as a distinct tribe. Most of them are believed to have merged together wtih the Tutelos and Saponis, where their descendants still live today.

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Nahyssan Tribe History:
    Article on the Nahyssan tribe from the Indian Tribes of North America.
Four Directions: Nahyssan:
    Timeline and links about Nahyssan history.

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The Siouan Tribes of the East:
    Ethnography of the southeastern Siouan tribes, including the Nahyssan.

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Nahyssan Tribe:
Links pages about the Nahyssans.



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