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The Tangipahoa Indians were a small tribe of Louisiana, relatives of the
They were also sometimes known as the Tandgepao or Tangipao.
Their language was poorly attested, but was probably a Muskogean language like
Choctaw and Chickasaw. The Tangipahoa village was destroyed in the 17th century,
and any survivors probably merged into the Acolapissa and Houma tribes, who
later joined the Choctaws.
Tangipahoa Tribe History:
Article on the Tangipahoa tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
Wikipedia article on the Tangipahoa Indians.
Indian Tribes of the Lower Mississippi Valley:
Book on the history of the Gulf and Mississippian tribes, including a chapter on the Tangipahoa.
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