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Yazoo Indian Tribe

The Yazoo Indians were a small tribe of Mississippi, relatives of the Tunica and Koroa Indians. Their language was never well recorded, but appears to have been a Gulf language, either a dialect of Tunica or a closely related language. The Yazoo no longer exist as a distinct tribe. Most of them are believed to have merged into the Choctaw tribe, where the name Yazoo has occasionally been used as a place name. Most Yazoo descendants still live among the Choctaws and Chickasaws today.

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Yazoo Culture and History Links

Mississippi Archaeology:
    Map of Yazoo and other historic tribal sites of Mississippi.
Yazoo Tribe History:
    Article on the Yazoo tribe from the Handbook of American Indians.
    Wikipedia article on the Yazoo Indians.
Yazoo Gender Roles:
    Yazoo Indian gender, sex, and childbearing traditions.
Four Directions: Yazoo:
    Timeline and links about Yazoo history.

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

Links, References, and Additional Information

Pueblo Yazoo * Tribu Yazoo:
Information about the Yazoos and their language in Spanish.

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