Mysteriously, the Yazoo Native Americans became extinct about 1740, and the meaning of Yazoo has remained a puzzle. Some say it means River of Death, others suggest that it means hunting ground (Yashu). Between Satartia and Holly Bluff are fascinating and rare Native American mounds dating as early as 1500 BC.
Tribes and Bands of Mississippi Acolapissa. Biloxi. Capinans. Chakchiuma. Choctaw. Choula. Grigra. Houma.
Native American Tribes in Georgia By A. M. In this map the history of Native Americans in Georgia is displayed. Cherokee Indians. Apalachee Indians. Muscogee Creek Indians. Hitchiti Indians. Oconee Indians. Miccosukee Indians. Timucua Indians.
✓ They will explore the influence of the Mississippi Native Americans by identifying and comparing the three major tribes: the Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez.
Etymology – Origin of Yazoo County Name Yazoo It is named for the Yazoo River, whose name, legend has it, comes from an Indian word meaning “River of Death.” The Yazoo River was named by French explorer La Salle in 1682 in reference to the Yazoo tribe living near the river’s mouth.
The earliest European account of the Natchez may be from the journals of the Spanish expedition of Hernando de Soto. In 1542 de Soto’s expedition encountered a powerful chiefdom located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River. Native sources called it “Quigualtam,” after the paramount chief’s name.
The Choctaw (in the Choctaw language, Chahta) are a Native American people originally occupying what is now the Southeastern United States (modern-day Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana). Henry Halbert, a historian, suggests that their name is derived from the Choctaw phrase Hacha hatak (river people).
The name Mississippi comes from the French “Messipi” – the French rendering of the native American Anishinaabe (Ojibwe or Algonquin) name for the river, “Misi-ziibi,” meaning “Great River.”
There were twenty-one known Indian tribes in the area of present day Mississippi between the years 1500 and 1800. Most were small, numbering only a few hundred, and many did not survive the territorial conflicts between French and English allied groups of the 18th century.
Native Americans have lived and worked in Georgia for over 12,000 years. Two of the largest tribes are the Creek and the Cherokee. Use the links below to compare and contrast the culture of these great tribes.
Cherokee, North American Indians of Iroquoian lineage who constituted one of the largest politically integrated tribes at the time of European colonization of the Americas. Their name is derived from a Creek word meaning “people of different speech”; many prefer to be known as Keetoowah or Tsalagi.
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English is the official language of Mississippi and has been since 1987. It is by far the most widely spoken language, with only a minute portion of the population speaking foreign languages such as Spanish or French.
The state’s name, Mississippi, was the Indian name for the Father of Waters or Great Waters. Of the 82 counties in the state, 19 bear Indian names: Attala. Chickasaw. Choctaw.
Early inhabitants of the area that became Mississippi included the Choctaw, Natchez and Chickasaw. Spanish explorers arrived in the region in 1540 but it was the French who established the first permanent settlement in present-day Mississippi in 1699.